If you are new to chickens you need to check out the recipe section before your hens start laying. There are several threads on there about how to cook boiled eggs. You may have always boiled eggs without problems but that does not mean you know how to boil FRESH eggs. Boiling them and then having the white stick to the shell is a bummer. I just thought you might want to be prepared for those first eggs coming your way. You probably need to pass that info along to those you share your eggs with also. They also have lots of recipes that use eggs and hopefully you will have an abundance and be looking for those also. Enjoy those fresh eggs, they are coming to your back yard if they aren't already there.