Now that I have a pullet laying an egg a day I will have 5 eggs tomorrow (fingers crossed) and was thinking about trying out my first fresh eggs from my backyard (I have never had anything other than white store bought eggs). So far my 4 eggs have been impeccably clean on the outside. My girl lays them in pine shavings. Do I need to wash the eggs before cracking? I would guess not but I swear I have heard you are supposed to wash them before use. If so what is the best way to go about washing them? Thanks in advance. I also had to add that I am very impressed that my backyard chicken eggs don't stink through the shell like my "fresh" store bought eggs do. Awesome.