Hi- My RIR laid her first eggs a couple of weeks ago, and they've been delicious she's laid one pretty much every day, except for two days off, I think. It's some people's opinion that you can just keep eggs in a container on the counter... that's what I've been doing. Someone once told me that if you wash the residue, or "bloom" off of the egg, it'll spoil faster. I also heard that the eggs you get at the grocery store might be six weeks old by the time you get them. Finally, I heard from one other person that eggs last for a very long time, and that they're totally fine unless you crack them and they smell bad... aka they're good until you know they're bad. Simple philosophy. What do y'all do? Do you refrigerate your eggs? Leave them on the counter? How long?