I'm feeling slightly stupid. Here I was watching the squash wilt and thinking they were just unhappy in the extreme heat. Well I finally got around to weeding and looking more closely at my plants and discovered a total infestation of squash bugs. I've removed all the eggs I can find and am trying to pick off the bugs I can catch - those little ones squish easily but disappear quickly. Anyone have any non-toxic advice for those of us who did not wait until after July 4 to plant squash? (By the way does that really work?) Will chickens pick them out?