o.k. I have a slight problem. We use straw to bed down our chickens which I have always disliked because its hard to keep clean, and it just holds smell. Now I have a little problem, today while I was cleaning out their area I noticed that some of the females were huddled in a corner, when I moved them I didnt see anything, but then as I moved the straw around I realized that they were hiding their eggs under there! very smart no their part since we do not want chicks and pull their eggs several times a day. So now I need help. What type of bedding are other people using for their chickens and why? I would definitely love to change bedding to something that is safe for the chickens, easy to clean and doesnt smell. Thanks for any responses.