How long is it safe for an egg before you can get it into the refrigerator? My chickens just started laying. I'm only getting 1 egg every other day, so I think only 1 of the 9 has started to lay. I work nights and feed and water and check for eggs when I get home from work. At 8 am there are no eggs. When I get up 4 or 5 I've been finding 1. Also do you have to use the special egg wash they sell or can you just rinse them off? How should they be cleaned. I'm new at this. Thanks in advance. My husband won't eat any of them until someone else trys them first!