Hi, I have no experience with this so y'all help me out. I got my birds in Nov, but the were in molt at the time. I have 1 rooster, 2 RIR hens and a barred rock hen. I've been suspecting for a couple weeks now that they were laying because I kept hearing them cackling and carrying on, but never could find the eggs. This morning DD went out to the shed and found where they had built a nest in the closet of the shed and there were 19 eggs. I'm assuming it would take about a week for them to lay that many eggs. What do I do with them? Leave them in their nest since they've been there that long, or is it OK to eat them? And what do I have to do to the eggs before I eat them? Is washing them in warm water enough?