So we just bought a new house, which has lots of land, and we'll be getting our BO chicks next month after the coop is built. I've read that eggs are laid with a protective coating and that I should collect and refrigerate them daily, maybe twice daily. I was wondering a couple things: Do you wash them right away, or right before you sell them? How long do they stay 'fresh' after being laid? I'm planning on keeping a parent flock of about 30 hens and 2 roos, so eggs will eventually be fertilized. How should I handle questions from buyers about fertilized eggs? I understand from the study done by Mother Earth News that pasture-raised eggs are much healthier, but what about fertilized ones? Thanks!