My chickens are one year old

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stephanie s, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Stephanie s

    Stephanie s Hatching

    Mar 7, 2016
    My chickens are one year old. When I hard boil the eggs the membrane does not fall away from the white resulting in a very messy looking egg hardly any white left
  2. Paganrose

    Paganrose Songster

    May 23, 2010
    Albany,, Wisconsin
    Welcome to byc!

    Make sure to check out the learning center! there is tons of great info there!

    I hear you about the hard to peel eggs! Eggs we get from our chickens are much fresher than store eggs, and so have less of an air pocket between the membrane and the shell making hard boil eggs a pain to peel.

    I have had luck with setting aside eggs and saving them for hard boiled. I have had luck adding a bit of salt and baking soda into the water even for freshly laid eggs. Others have good luck with taking the hot eggs and submerging them in ice cold water and peeling before the inside cools.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Paganrose,

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area ( In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    There are probably as many ways and opinions on boiling eggs - and making them easy to peel, as members on this site. I've had as many successes as I have had failures, - at using the same technique every time. I just don't know what makes it work sometimes and fail the next.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I've tried boiling eggs several ways and what works the best for me is something I learned here on BYC.

    Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Put the eggs into the water & boil for 14 minutes. Then immediately put the eggs in ice cold water, leave until they are cool. To peel, crack the shell in several places and start peeling. Those shells practically peel off in large strips.

    That's works for me the best and it might be worth your while to try it out.

    Good luck!

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