Our little backyard flock of 4 chickens started laying eggs last week. From what I read, fresh eggs, unwashed, can be kept out on the counter for a month, is this correct? And, once washed, they need to be refrigerated because the bloom has been removed which allows bacteria to get in the egg. We also are writing the date the egg was laid with a pencil so we can keep track of how old the egg is. Is this ok to do?This is all new to us and seems counterintuitive to leave them on the counter. I just wanted to touch base with you all who know better how to do this. We had one egg that was soiled a bit, it didn’t come off with a dry rag, so I washed it and put it in the fridge. Does this all sound like we’re doing it correctly?