Originally Posted By: Chickie Mom
I boil all the eggs with the little hairline cracks in them fresh from the hen house. Not the ones that are leaking obviously, but the ones with the little tiny cracks. For some reason, those peel just fine even if boiled the same day. I think a small amount of the water must come between the shell and the egg enough to peel it perfectly. And yes, I chill them very well before I peel, too.

I always take a spoon and tap a small crack in the egg. They peel beautifully, every time. Even with fresh eggs.