ive heard many many differant things
1.)cook them with applecider vinager and salt in the water..
2.) give them a ice bath as soon as they are done cooking
3.) cook them the day before you need them and refrigerate them over night
4.) start at the air pocket and slowly work around.
I don't have fresh eggs yet, but have a hint to help with the peeling. It seems that everyone in my neighborhood has problems peeling boiled eggs - I wonder if it has anything to do with the altitude - around 7400 feet or so. I never had any problems when I lived in Wisconsin.
After the eggs have finished cooking, drain the water off, then dump them from the pan to a bowl and back to the pan, shaking them around a bit in the process to crack the shells. Then fill the pan with cold water and let them cool down. Don't shake them too hard so that you are breaking the eggs open, you just want to crack the shells a bit.
I always go from pan to bowl because I usually fill the pan as full as I can when I boil eggs, then I don't have enough room in the pan after cooking to shake them around.
My peeled eggs aren't perfect, but they have been alot better since I started doing this.
I put my eggs in boiling water and boil 12 minutes, add 1 tsp of baking soda, take off the heat and drain and put in cold water. They peel without a problem, but I have not had fresh eggs yet so don't know if that is an issue. My girls have not started to lay yet. Hopefully soon!
I boil our larger eggs for about 15min and then put them straight into ice water....let them cool and they peel perfectly! I just boiled some small pullet eggs the other day and they only needed about 10 minutes in the boiling water.
This is the only way my 3 year-old will eat eggs right now, so we go through a lot of hard boiled eggs! Good luck!!