Hard boiled eggs with odd texture

scrapmom5

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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???
 

Mahonri

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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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scrapmom5

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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.
 

rufus

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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
 

scrapmom5

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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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