Strange cooked egg white consistency, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ElaineS, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. ElaineS

    ElaineS Just Hatched

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    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what might be causing this.

    I love to hard boil my eggs from my hens, but when I do, the egg yolk comes out perfect, but the egg white does not firm up properly. It stays almost like a firm jelly consistency. It's really not a pleasant texture to eat!

    Any ideas what it might be? Could my hens be lacking something?

    Sorry I don't have a photo!


    Thanks! :)
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    How are you boiling them? Length of time? Burner on or off?
     
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  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you hens complaining?
     
  4. ElaineS

    ElaineS Just Hatched

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    I boil them on my electric hob, don't have a burner! I like mine well done so I leave them on for roughly 10 minutes from boiling!
     
  5. ElaineS

    ElaineS Just Hatched

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    Hi, nope they aren't complaining :)
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I do 14 minutes of rapid boiling, a recipe I got off this site years ago, so maybe try a few more minutes, fresh eggs have more water content than store eggs.
     
  7. ElaineS

    ElaineS Just Hatched

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    That's great advice, thank you :) I'll definitely try that next time I'm having them.
     

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