There are a few tricks to amazing deviled eggs. If you follow some basic guidelines, it’s hard to go wrong.
So, you’ve got great eggs, but you can’t figure out how to peel them after you’ve boiled them without pulling off huge chunks of the white. Here’s the answer.
Every now and then a story comes up about sickness from and recalls of eggs because of salmonella contamination. Salmonella is a serious issue, but one that can be easily managed or prevented in the home flock.
Chickens lay best in their first year of production after they’ve begun laying. Most chickens will slowly decline in production until they stop laying sometime in their 5th or 6th year, though this can vary a bit by breed. Our long term goal is to have a gradient of ages among our flock, so we’ve always got some at the peak of their production, and some that are tapering off.
The easiest, most accurate way to determine which ones are laying is to isolate each and see if or how often they lay. Luckily, there are some physical signs you can look for that will give you a pretty good idea which ones to watch.