I'm new here, and quite new to having backyard chickens. We started off with wood shavings but found the chickens would move them too easily and the eggs would break on the bottom of the nesting boxes. So we opted for hay this time, which has definitely been better in terms of making good nests, but the eggs laid into the hay now taste and smell very strongly of the hay! It's quite unpleasant.
Has anyone else had this happen? Should we go back to wood shavings?