Firstly -- I'm super sorry to the moderators if this isn't the right place to post this. So I have some questions. When I get my flock going, I plan on having both layers and meat birds (and possibly a few dual purpose thrown in there) and I'm a little curious about eggs. It bothers me that I can keep store bought eggs in the refridgerater literally months past the sell by dates and have them taste and be fine. I'll probably take some heat and be told I've just been lucky, but I'm okay with that. I guess my first question would be how long do home-grown eggs store for? Should they be stored in or out of the refridgerator and why do you have the opinion one way or the other. Is there anything I should do to the eggs to make them keep better (ie wash/don't wash) and so on. What about fertile eggs.. I've never had one. Whats this "Bullseye" people talk about and is the taste effected (affected)? Any information you would be able to throw my way on the subject of eggs is greatly appreciated and I'm sure I'm not the only one with these questions (I hope anyway). Of my many 'back yard homesteading' books that feature animals, they don't really talk about these issues and, if they do, only very briefly. Thanks to everyone who responds if I dont have a chance to thank you personally.