I know several posts have been put here about washing eggs and how long they will keep. I presently don't wash mine so I can keep them on my counter and to be honest, they are the cleanest looking eggs. My girls always go in the nest box and besides a little blood smear every now and then, they look perfect. I've even had people think they were fake because they looked so good. So, my question is this, Do you always wash them before use or is it even necessary? I haven't been, but I've read several posts saying they will leave them out, but then wash them before using them. Just wondering if I should start doing that also?