Thanks to All for the welcome. A special Thank You to Ridgerunner for a wealth of information. I'm happy to report the golf balls are still in the nest. And only two days after I corrected the inconsistent water supply and talked to My Boxer to explain the chickens aren't to play with, I got 2 eggs and just today I got 5 eggs from the six hens I think You So Much for getting Me on Board !!!!