Splitting Eggs

Though it’s much warmer today we’ve had four or five days on the trot where the temperatures have barely risen above freezing, getting down to close to -10C on one occasion.

One of the unexpected results of this sudden cold snap is that I’ve not been able to collect the chicken eggs as regularly as normal because some of the nesting boxes have been frozen closed and the eggs have therefore been in the houses overnight. This has meant that a few eggs exposed to the overnight cold have frozen inside, with predictable results:

I’ve never seen this happen before despite keeping chickens for eight years now.

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