We only have 13 hens at the moment, so it's easy to collect eggs daily. Dirty eggs are washed under running warm water with a loofah. All eggs are refrigerated and are distributed within 2-3 days. I tell folks I can't guarantee the eggs still have their bloom intact unless they special order them that way. The bloom should protect the eggs for 21 days, and I sure advise against storing eggs at room temperature longer than that. I'm fascinated that people stockpile eggs. For those who do, how many eggs do you eat a week?