If they're store bought eggs I don't wash them, I know they go through a washer of sorts before going into the pack. I have heard of some people washing store bought eggs though.
I also have chickens at home, on the rare occassions that I get a dirty egg, I will wipe it with a cloth and put it in an egg container. When I go to use it I may or may not wash it then depending on how Im using it eg no one likes egg in a cup with a side of chicken poop/feathers
I have never heard of washing your eggs before you crack them open and make them messy anyway !! It would be unusual to get store bought eggs with feathers or anything else on it. Never seen it, so never do it.
I wash them if they are free range or eggs from neighbours. I believe store-bought eggs are already washed in some fashion. I am actually "over" discussing eggs. In fact I am just about turned off by eggs.
No BritishStorm......eggs not overly discussed on this site. Amongst my family and friends...lots and lots of discussion re free range or barn laid, to wash or not to wash.....to undercook and cause salmonella etc. etc. I grew up eating lots of eggs and never had a problem. These days I hesitate when cooking them/preparing them. It is starting to turn me off eggs altogether.
Washing strips the coating off the shell and makes the shell more permeable so they don't keep as well. I just clean off any poo before I put them in the fridge. The shell doesn't go into food anyway. The only time it goes near my food is if I'm eating hardboiled eggs, and then they've been in boiling water which kills any germs.