Hey all new friends. Just joined. I live in Salem, Oregon. Beautiful fall we are having here in the Willamette Valley. I have six chickens, about 26 weeks and no eggs yet. I am getting ready to try the golf ball and see if I can get them to think more about their duty. Each morning I tell them to get busy, but to no avail. I have one hen that loves me and is very vocal and pecks my feet and loves to sit in my lap. The others, not so much. I tried giving them a pumpkin this weekend and it was hysterical. Never thought they would love it, but they did. Caused quite a stir in the yard. Well thanks for any friendly tips. I am sure I will need them along the way.