We are new to the chicken game. We ordered one of those 50 of whatever didn't get ordered that week specials and I hatched 15 in my classroom. Maybe not the best way to start out, but it has been interesting learning about all the different kinds of chickens. We learned too late that the first roo we ate were some kind of exotic birds. Woops! Oh well, we are learning. We got all our babies just before Easter and are up to 8-16 eggs a day. We have a few problems. They lay eggs all over the coop, only a few in the nesting boxes. Second, they all roost on the nesting boxes at night and they won't hardly touch the roost except for a few seconds in the day. The third and final issue is with our eggs. Recently a few have had an oily substance on them. I don't know what it is. I thought I might be bloom on a freshly laid egg, but it doesn't seem to dry. It washes off and the eggs are fine, I just wondered if anyone knew what it was. It's kinda yucky. Thanks to all!!