DS has about 25-30 pullets that will start laying in the next month. We have a few customers waiting in line for fresh eggs but I would like some guidance. Washing eggs: I've read here somewhere that you shouldn't wash them. They are usually very clean when I get them because the ones that are laying now are laying in a big barrel of straw. Can you direct me to any sites that have scientific backup to not washing. I would like to include a sheet in any eggs I sell explaining the reason they aren't washed. Egg Cartons: Where do I get them. Cost: How much do you charge? I've been matching the grocery store cost on pretty much a weekly basis. I base it on a dozen large eggs. I usually get 12 cents apiece for the large white ones. Should I charge more for the brown? What about other colors? Yolk color: I've read that the reason commercial eggs are yellower is because they feed them ground up marigold petals. Is this true? Can you point me to scientific info on this? Freshness: I mark the eggs with the day they are laid. I use a pencil. Is this OK? I want people to know how fresh they are. THANKS!