Egg anatomy

Why don’t my hard-cooked eggs peel easily?

It’s all about timing. After boiling, let the eggs sit in the water for ten minutes. Then run cold water over them. The eggs will contract inside the shell, making them easier to peel.  Read More

What does a double yolk mean?

It means the egg was likely laid by either a younger hen beginning to lay eggs, or an older hen nearing the end of her laying career.  In either case, the eggs are perfectly safe.  Read More

What does yolk color mean?

Yolk color all depends on the hen’s diet. If it is rich in orange and yellow foods (carotenoids) she will produce a deeper orange yolk. A hen that eats clear foods like white cornmeal may produce colorless yolks.   Read More