Hard boiled eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JodyJo, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

    Sep 27, 2010
    Do our farm fresh eggs that are hard boiled peel with more difficulty? Is there a trick to get them the peel with more ease?

    Every time I boil them and try to peel them, they rip up...help!
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I find the blue ones more difficult to peel then a regular brown one, I don't know if farm fresh has anything to do with peeling though
  3. Evelle

    Evelle Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    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 haven tried any so if you have any luck tell us [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  4. Sylvialarry

    Sylvialarry In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Northern Calif
    Yes, I find our eggs very hard to peel when boiled. I've found that if I boil them for 7 minutes then immediately put them in ice water they seem to be easier to peel. Good luck.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  5. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    There are lots of web sites that have better info than me, but if you add salt to the boiling water and then get them cold after you've cooked them, they are supposed to peel right off.
  6. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Mesa AZ
    Kinda shows you just how "not fresh" the store bought eggs are. If you were to leave them in your fridge for several weeks they would be easier to peel; but that's just dumb.[​IMG]
  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

    Nov 10, 2010
    NE Wisconsin
    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.
  8. peachachecha

    peachachecha In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2011
    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!
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I let my eggs sit out a day or 2 before hand. Before I put them in a pan of water, I give them a tap to give them a hair line crack. They seem to peel alot better with doing that.
  10. LCEchickens

    LCEchickens In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2011
    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!!

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