I was out cleaning the coop thinking "Why are these pine shavings so soggy?" Here's my answer. I am so beyond upset right now...so beyond it... I have waited so long for this egg, or should I say remains of a shell and yolk soaked pine shavings. I also am keeping my chickens against HOA rules just for eggs! Way to start off your laying Pumpkin! What would have been a beautiful, light blue-green EE egg is now a globby mess in the trash. It looked like Pumpkin laid the egg in the nestbox like a good little girl and when she got up, the others went in and started doing the little scratch-and-peck thing, stepping on the egg and burying the evidence with pine shavings for me to stick my hand into later and get a nice suprise. It has, or had, a nice shell and everything but i'm sure 4 fat chickens stepping on it can turn it into a mangled and crushed little thing easily. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?