I have been reading many articles on whether or not to refrigerate fresh eggs or not. Three of four of my chickens have started laying eggs starting from Thanksgiving on. Starting shortly before then I did quite a bit of research about whether to refrigerate them or not and whether or not to wash them. I have personally chose to not wash them and we leave them sit on the counter. We have yet to have to wipe an egg- they have all been very clean with maybe a smudge on 1 in 30 eggs! We just crack it on the clean side. We rotate thru the eggs fairly quickly- using around 10-15 per week. We keep track of who lays eggs on which days and average 2 eggs per day. My boyfriend's parents have always gotten farm fresh eggs that have been washed and refrigerated. I am trying to convince them that these do not need to be washed or refrigerated but of course can't find the few good arguments I read explaining pros and cons. So I'm curious- do you wash your eggs or not? Why? And do you refrigerate your eggs or not? Why?