Hi everybody! I'm new here. I'm also new to raising chickens. I've been lurking around the BYC forum since I got my chickens on May 25. Then I decided to buy 2 more chickens on June 28. The two were already 3 1/2 months old. So I've been waiting patiently for Oprah the black orphinton and Lacey the SLW to lay now. So, I just wanted to share my excitement !!!! I got home from work, and as usual, I went to the coop to check for eggs. What do you know, there was this little tiny egg in the nest box. Placing a golf ball in the nest box does work! Oprah layed it for sure. She has been squating and making all kinds of noise for the last 2 weeks. I will post a picture later. Just need to figure out how to do it.