So we've gotten our first eggs and I was wondering, being new to this, if it is safer to wash your eggs before placing in the frig? The first one we absolutely had to wash as it was laid in the bottom of the coop below the roost. Sorry, don't need to have poop germs in my frig! But now that she's using the nesting box was wondering if they should be washed first. The FAQs talked about washing with scalding water -- how do you do that without making softboiled eggs? and talked about how you can wash off the bloom and introduce more bacteria to the eggs. I love my chickens, but recognize that they aren't always very sanitary and so I wash my hands after handling them. If the "bloom" is removed, what germs would be introduced that wouldn't have already been on the outside of the egg anyway? What do commercial egg sellers do? What do you do? Open to all suggestions and comments since I want a little more info than what I found in FAQs. Thanks!