Winter and frozen eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Papakeith, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    We've been collecting twice a day(before and after work), but with the colder weather coming I'm worried that the after work collection will be for icy eggs.

    So, how do you all manage to not have frozen eggs in the winter?
     
  2. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    are your nest boxes inside the coop or on the outside? last winter ours were outside so I packed some straw around the outside around the (attached) boxes, sometimes the eggs were partially frozen but not solid. I put them in the fridge with the others and they were fine! new coop this year so interior boxes and they should not freeze.
     
  3. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    My nest boxes are inside
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You can eat frozen eggs. I have put eggs in my freezer. A BYC member who lives in Alaska said when she collects her eggs in the winter when she get home from work they are frozen so I tried it. When they thaw out they are perfectly fine. I use them mostly for baking but have eaten them.
     

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