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I'm having a problem peeling them after their done boiling,very difficult and its tearing them up. I thought fresh eggs didn't do this. Any suggestions? Who knows, i might lose customers if this continues.

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fresh eggs are HARDER to boil than older eggs. 2-3 weeks old is easier to peel.

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Proud owner of 3 Red Star hens, 5 white silkies, 1 buff silkie, 1 silkie/red star mix, 2 NH Reds, 3 barred Rocks, 3 Black stars, 1 white terrier mix, 1 hard headed fat Chihuahua, 2 schnauzer mixes, 1 giant male tabby cat (bigger than any of the dogs), and one loving/patient SO, 2 stepsons, and a meal worm colony.  Gig' em Aggies!

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post #3 of 8

I boil mine fresh out of the coop without any problems.  Here's how:

Get the water to a rolling boil, then ladle in the eggs.  Boil for however long you like. (I do 16 minutes)  Then take the eggs out of the water and immediately plunge them in ice water.  Leave them in the ice water until completely cold. (I just let them sit there for an hour or 2)  Then you can take them out of the water and put them in the fridge.

They peel super easy.

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Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Originally Posted by Happy Chooks 

I boil mine fresh out of the coop without any problems.  Here's how:

Get the water to a rolling boil, then ladle in the eggs.  Boil for however long you like. (I do 16 minutes)  Then take the eggs out of the water and immediately plunge them in ice water.  Leave them in the ice water until completely cold. (I just let them sit there for an hour or 2)  Then you can take them out of the water and put them in the fridge.

They peel super easy.


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1 - (sometimes understanding) Wife, 3 cats (Princess, Tiger, Chopper), 12 Chickens Hens(Raven, McNugget, Taco, Mircale, Boomstick, Penny Lane, Groovy, Camouflage, Manning, Buffy, Buttercup, Twist), 2 Chicken Roosters (Klaatu and Zombie)
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post #5 of 8

Happy Chooks, do you crack the eggs after they are boiled, as you put them in the ice water? And do you refrigerate them before peeling?

post #6 of 8

No cracking of the eggs, until I'm ready to eat them.  I boil them whole and put them in the ice water whole.

I've peeled both straight out of the ice water (after they have been there long enough to cool) and from the fridge without any issues.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the replies I will give this a try. Great advice.

post #8 of 8

How I boil eggs:  I place the eggs in a pot large enough so that there are no more than 2 layers of eggs (being sure to use a pot with a good lid).  Then I run cold water from the faucet into the pot.  I put it on the cold stove burner and turn the burner on, leaving the lid off for now.  I heat until the eggs are at a good rolling boil.  Then I slap the lid on the top (no vent holes), leave the pot on the burner, and turn the burner off.  Wait 15 minutes and then place the opened pot in the sink; run cold tap water into the pot until all the hot water is gone and your eggs are cool enough to handle.  You can let them cool completely if you wish.  Voila!  perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs, no green muck on the yolks!

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The Cat is in the henhouse!!

Mom to: 4 dogs, 15 cats, and... Chickens! 11 purchased Silkie chicks; 3 assorted bantam chicks;  2 Silkie Roos (buff & partridge); 17 Silkie O (formerly known as Silkie-X); 4 Black Rosecombs; 3 EEs; and one gorgeous Ameraucana rooster named Flame!  More chicks every day!  Go, chickies, go!  

 

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