Hi there!!! Woke up this morning to a VERY happy surprise! My Red Star laid her very first egg! We weren't sure it was ever going to happen. Now I've got a whole slew of questions that I don't know the answers to. Do I wash the egg? It has some sort of mucus-type substance on the outside. Does this happen only with the first few eggs, or is that substance on them every time? Also, do I refrigerate it if we don't plan on eating it today? And finally, CAN we eat it? I think I heard from someone that they never eat the first couple eggs, but that seems like a waste to me! Anyways, thanks for the help, ya'll! We are so excited!!!