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My chickens are one year old. When I hard boil the eggs the membrane does not fall away from the white resulting in a very messy looking egg hardly any white left
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I hear you about the hard to peel eggs! Eggs we get from our chickens are much fresher than store eggs, and so have less of an air pocket between the membrane and the shell making hard boil eggs a pain to peel. 

 

I have had luck with setting aside eggs and saving them for hard boiled. I have had luck adding a bit of salt and baking soda into the water even for freshly laid eggs. Others have good luck with taking the hot eggs and submerging them in ice cold water and peeling before the inside cools.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Paganrose,

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
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There are probably as many ways and opinions on boiling eggs - and making them easy to peel,  as members on this site.  I've had as many successes as I have had failures, - at using the same technique every time.  I just don't know what makes it work sometimes and fail the next.

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:welcome

 

I've tried boiling eggs several ways and what works the best for me is something I learned here on BYC.

 

Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Put the eggs into the water & boil for 14 minutes. Then immediately put the eggs in ice cold water, leave until they are cool. To peel, crack the shell in several places and start peeling. Those shells practically peel off in  large strips.

 

That's works for me the best and it might be worth your while to try it out.

 

Good luck!

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