Hi ya'll! Well, I'm having a small problem. A lot of the shells are cracked after being layed. I witnessed one this morning. Most eggs are layed in the boxes and they always push around the hay/straw/chip mix so much so that it's bare plywood when their eggs drop. Actually, no matter where they lay, they make a hole so it's plain, bare plywood and thus we get some cracked eggs. We have 6 hens. 2 BAs, 3 RIRs and 1 Buff Orp. The one I witnessed was a RIRs. They are being fed Country Road Crumbles (they don't like/eat the pellets), have a separate feeder for oyster shells and seem happy and healthy. I've read many articles and other people stating that they will eat whatever amount of oyster shells for the extra calcium for good hard shells! Is she really getting enough calcium or is the best box she's laying in too hard? Should we put something "softer" in the boxes to help avoid more cracked shells? What do we do about the rest of the coop that's hardwood? I'm more worried about the cleanliness of the main floor if we put something carpet or outdoor rug like down. Any suggestions? Anyone that has dealt with this, what did you do to change the softness of the floor? P.S. The pictures attached are of the cracked egg I witnessed this morning. They are not ridiculously cracked but enough so that I'm afraid to eat it. Thanks in advance!