Hard boiling my eggs: whites stick to shell... ???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sandy sea, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I peal my hard boiled eggs, the white sticks to the shell, leaving me mostly with hardboiled yolk. I feed my chickens laying crumble and they also can free range.

    Is it my cooking or is my chickens lacking something?

    Sandy
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    They just aren't old enough. There have been lots of good advice given for how to deal with that. I can't remember all of them, but if you do a search on hard boiled eggs, you'll find some of the posts. I tried the salt one, and it worked pretty good.
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Yup-eggs are just to fresh! [​IMG]
     
  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put salt in my water when boiling. After they are boiled, then I run cold water on them and put ice to cool them quickly and that seems to help alot.

    Dorothy
     
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    THANK YOU!!! I can't stand this...I've been dying to know what I can do about it!! [​IMG]

    Good to know that the eggs are just "too fresh", though. [​IMG] Never knew that could be a bad thing!
     
  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I put my HBEs in the refrig over night in a covered pan with just a little bit of water in the bottom. I find that even fresh eggs peel easier.
     
  7. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I simply age mine for 2 weeks before hard boiling.
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Me too.
     
  9. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Old eggs peel very easily...fresh ones don't. The eggs that you may purchase from the supermarket could well be 3-4 weeks old already.
     

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