Hard boiled bantam eggs are sticking to the shells.

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by LUVMYCHIKAS, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. LUVMYCHIKAS

    LUVMYCHIKAS Out Of The Brooder

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    Our bantams just started laying in late September so I'm new to the preparation of these eggs. We started out boiling them for 8 mins, then 7, now we're down to six but the shells continue to stick to the egg pulling a lot of the egg white off with them. At 6 mins the yolks are barely cooked all the way through. Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences with these bantam eggs? I would love to hear from anyone! Help.. :)
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are waiting at least 1-2 weeks before boiling the eggs, right? Fresh eggs will invariably stick to the shells. Other than that, I've found bantam eggs take about half as long... anywhere from 6-10 minutes depending on how cooked you like your yolks and what your precise method is to boil the eggs.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Fresh-layed eggs tend to stick to the shell when hard boiled. If you let them age a week or two, they will peel more easily. I have found one method of cooking freshly laid eggs that works pretty good -

    1. Bring a pot of water to a boil
    2. Lower eggs gently into the water one at a time with a spoon. Eggs should not be crowded.
    3. Simmer 13 minutes for large eggs (you may have to try times for bantam eggs, I would say probably around 11 minutes)
    4. Immerse immediately in very cold or ice water.
     

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