On every level but one, the eggs we get from our chickens are fantastic. Their diet is laying feed (3 types we have used so far), fresh greens (Kale, Collard, Mustard), every vegetable under the sun (they love cilantro but wont' touch parsley), melons in the summer and their scratch is whole kernel corn and milo and they won't eat oats. They have a steady supply of oyster shell and crushed granite. Now, why are the eggs so hard to peel? Is a fresh egg hard to peel? We have tried everything in the written book about peeling eggs and believe me when I tell you, there is a lot of egg peeling lore out there. My wife bought a dozen eggs from the store to make potato salad because they peel like a banana. Whats up with that?