I usually use straw for my duck bedding. Ran out last night, so I used pine shavings in the duck house. This morning when I went out to collect eggs/let the critters out in the run, the eggs were entirely buried. Pine shavings were flat - thought there were NO eggs (we normally get three a day). I had put a mound in corner of shavings where they normally build the nest and they apparently decided to level the shavings out and bury the eggs in the middle of the floor. (those ducks never cease to amaze me at how creative are at hiding eggs). But, my question is, the eggs were almost entirely clean using the pine shavings for bedding. Normally, they are pretty dirty (with straw). Has anyone noticed that different beddings make for cleaner eggs? I prefer the straw as it seems to last longer and go farther, but I like the fact that the eggs were much cleaner.