brown eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ceecee, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. ceecee

    ceecee New Egg

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    hi
    we have 7 hens that lay brown eggs
    our problem. how does to go about getting the shell off
    of a hard boiled egg. they membrane will not let go. cannot get a hard cooked egg
    that is presentable for deviled eggs/
    any suggestions
    have tried
    flash cooling in a pan of ice water
    cooking in vinegar
    letting water cool naturally
    placing them back in fridge. after cooking
    but before peeling.
     
  2. reallynewatthis

    reallynewatthis Out Of The Brooder

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    I think older eggs work better for hard-boiling, it is easier to get the shell off. We've discovered that with our nice fresh eggs from our chickens, it is very difficult to get the shell off if we hard-boil them. When they are stored in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks, it is usually easier to remove the shell.

    Hope this helps,

    Katy
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:x2 almost impossible for me too LOL
     
  4. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad you posted, I just went through the same thing and I couldn't get the egg shells off either.
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    X3 stale eggs for hard boiling---a couple weeks at least. Amazing isn't it?
     
  6. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tells you something about the eggs you get at the store, doesn't it.
     
  7. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SALT - boil them in salt water. It works for me!
     
  8. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put salt in the water ,when i boil eggs, i start with cold water with the egss in as soon as it starts to boil turn them off then cover let sit ten mins then put in cold water, and peel I dont have any sticking
     
  9. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crack them as soon as I pour the hot water off them and soak them in cold water immediately. And boil in salt water. Don't let them set more than a couple of minutes before peeling.
     

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