Home from a vacation and have been anxiously awaiting eggs from my five hens. Looking daily in the coop and the yard but found ten eggs in my compost bin yesterday! Very excited, just in time considering egg recalls. But now what? Here are my questions: 1. When I collect the eggs what do I do with them? Put them in a carton in the fridge immediately? 2. Do I need to wash them? When? With what? 3. Can I eat these first few eggs? 4. The shells are hard as rocks, is that normal? Thanks for the help BYC experts!