Why can't I peel my hard boiled eggs?

Egg Lady

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 18, 2008
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Indiana
Help! I have soooo much trouble peeling my hard boiled eggs, what am I doing wrong? I can peel a store bought egg just fine.
 

Lesa

Songster
11 Years
May 28, 2008
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5
139
Upstate NY
Very difficult to peel FRESH eggs. This demonstrates exactly how old the grocery store eggs are!! There are a bunch of tricks- do a search and you'll find a bunch of ideas. Salt, time, etc. Good luck!
 

new2chix

Songster
11 Years
Aug 23, 2008
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New Palestine Indiana
Fresh eggs are very hard to peel. Put salt in the water (about 1/4 cup for a smaller size saucepan) when you boil them. I don't know why it works, but it does. You can also use the search feature on BYC for additional suggestions - try "peeling eggs".

*The only reason I know this is because I had the exact same question about a year ago when my hens first started to lay.
 

countrygirl4513

Songster
12 Years
Apr 14, 2007
794
2
171
Portland TN
Try starting the eggs in cold tap water on medium heat with a tablespoon of salt. Letting them slowly heat up to a boil. Once they've come to a boil turn the heat off. Let them sit for 30 min then drain water and refill with cold tap water. Pop them on the ends with a spoon and they should peel off easily. At least mine do. Let me know if it works for you.
 
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