8 Awesome Tips To Keep Farm Fresh Eggs From Freezing

 

As a general rule chickens lay less eggs in the winter do to a variety of reasons. Although egg production may drop, they do lay eggs in the winter and it is important to keep them freezing.

Here are eight awesome tips that can help keep your eggs from freezing during those cold winter nights that we found over on fresheggsdaily.com website.

Preventing Frozen Eggs
  • Collect your eggs as often as possible during the day. If you work all day, maybe enlist a neighbor to check for eggs several times a day.

  • If you have a broody hen, consider letting her sit – she’ll keep the eggs warm for you until you can collect them! She doesn’t care whether she’s sitting on fertile eggs or not.

  • Hang curtains over your nesting boxes – they’ll help retain heat inside the boxes – and can be as simple as a feed bag or piece of burlap over the front of the box or as fancy as you like. A heavier material left hanging straight down will retain more of the hen’s body heat after she finishes laying than a lighter material pulled back.

  • Use a thick nest of straw in the bottom of your boxes. Straw is a wonderful insulator because warm air is trapped inside the hollow shafts. If you normally use shavings, consider switching to straw for the winter months.

  • Heating your coop is also an option, but one that I don’t recommend because of the risk of fire or loss of electricity.

  • Hang a light bulb over your nesting boxes. Often the heat a regular bulb gives off will be enough to keep your eggs from freezing. Again, there’s a risk of fire involved with any heat source.

  • If your nesting boxes jut out from your coop, consider insulating the top, bottom and outer walls of the boxes, or packing bales of straw around them on the outside for the winter.

  • Position your coop so the nesting boxes face east, so they are warmed from the rays of the rising sun.

Read More…

Frozen eggs in general are not bad, they can be cooked after thawed. What you have to watch for are eggs that crack from the freezing. You can read more about that by going to the Read More link above.

Remember, Keep Preppin!

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