From time to time the chickens dig their nests to the bottom of the box, exposing to the wood. I've been tossing in a little extra straw and not giving it a second thought. Recently an egg had a small crack on the end. I figured it had hit wood, scrambled it and gave it to the chickens. Today there was another with a small crack or hole on the end. Again, I scrambled it and will give it to them this afternoon. I'm going to put a towel in the bottom of the box and add straw and hope that keeps it soft. I've had a disturbing question come up. Is it possible someone is pecking the eggs? If yes how can we prevent it? These chickens have been good and easy, get along with each other and with us and have not been sick or stressed, other than a little frostbite in December. I'm disturbed at the prospect of someone pecking, then discovering the yummy egg and becoming an egg eater. We are vegetarians and the chickens are pets and culling is out of the question.