Peeling Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ZuniBee, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have made hard boiled eggs a few times and found that the light brown eggs are extremely difficult to peel. Our white and dark brown eggs peel so easy. Is this normal or is there a secret to peeling the light brown eggs? [​IMG]
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Zuni,
    I just looked this up! I boiled 3 day old eggs tonight...let them sit for 10 minutes...then cracked them on the wide end and let them sit in cold water for a half hour or so. Shells came off clean...
    I'm eating EGGSALAD as I type this! [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Putting a little salt in the water seems to help.
     
  4. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I let the eggs sit out on the counter overnight before boiling the shells come off easy!
     
  5. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll give these a try
     
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Fresh eggs are harder to peel so we always hard cook our oldest ones. I steam mine in the veggie steamer for 20 minutes. Really easy.

    chel
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I always use the oldest eggs for boiling as well. I put them in a pot of cold water, add salt and a tisp of vinegar. I bring them to a slow boil and then cook then for 10 minutes. I turn off the heat put a lid on the pot and let them sit. I crack at the large end first and peel under cold running water.
     

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