Hard boiled egg shells...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tnt101003, May 29, 2008.

  1. tnt101003

    tnt101003 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    May 25, 2008
    churchville, MD
    I love my chickens. they lay wonderful eggs with nice shells, but when I hard boil them forget about peeling them. Most of them have thin membranes so they shells adhere to the egg making them impossible to peel...
    any suggestions?
     
  2. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    401
    9
    121
    May 23, 2008
    vermont
    try dunking them in very cold water as soon as they're done hard-boiling. that usually does the trick. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,560
    67
    421
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    someone on here posted that they plunge them immediately into an ice bath after boiling, leaving them in the cold water for 10 mins., then, they leave them in the fridge for a good 5-6 days before peeling. I tried it, it seems to work!
     
  4. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    0
    139
    Sep 29, 2007
    UK
    It's because they are fresh. Stale eggs from the shops come out of the shells easily.
    Don't keep eggs for boiling in the fridge.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you let them set on the counter for about a week they'll peel easily.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by