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Hard boiled eggs with odd texture

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by scrapmom5, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hard boiled several of our fresh eggs..while I understand the problems with peeling I was shocked to find the texture a bit granular. It is really odd. The first batch I was not watching well and thought that perhaps I overcooked them. The second batch I was watching and still they had a granular texture to them. What have I done wrong???
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Too much grit/Ca in their diet...
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    just kidding!

    Wierd... we just started getting new pullet eggs and we can't tell the difference between them and store bought. I hoped ours would taste better.

    If you figure it out, let us know.
     
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  3. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We could tell a difference between the store bought and home grown. The look was the same but the taste was richer.

    As for the texture, I wish I knew. It isn't sandy just not "creamy" (for lack of a better word) like store bought eggs are after they are hard boiled. I am not sure what to think.

    Doesn't anyone have this same problem or know what is going on with mine.

    Perhaps Mahonri's jest is the problem. Too much grit. LOL.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Mahonri...when read your first sentence I thought OH man I better get that grit out of their coop! [​IMG] [​IMG] Im so gullible!
     
  5. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same thing. LOL
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    sorry, I don't know what to tell you? My eggs are better than store bought and creamy [​IMG]
     
  7. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken eggs are a product of the hens' diet. Let them eat a lot of greens and the yolks get nice and orange.

    Rufus
     
  8. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should do more greens.

    I'll even have a chat with my girls and ask them nicely to make their eggs better. I am sure they will listen. They listened when I told them that I would fry them up if they didn't start to lay in the nest boxes. They all immediately laid in the box and have never missed since. LOL
     

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