we were worried that our orps would not show up on time, so glad they did
as far as poop goes i myself would try to not ship poop covered eggs
however i never wash an egg. maybe some sandpaper to scuff if off would work
but washing can harm the little guy inside :(
no reason for there to be any mud though
soulds like a p*ss poor coop & run area
& hens that need to be trained to lay in the nest boxes not in the mud.
have a safe flight, give the kids lots of hugs