Some of us live in very hot areas. I for one, do. Today is 107 degrees. It sometimes gets to 115 degrees here. Here is how ive been protecting my chickens from this heat. First i bought a very thick Shade Cloth with 97% of U.V. rays completely blocked and wrapped this around the entire run. This alone works great up into the 80 degree mark, but above that i need more. I went and purchased a large 4 speed box fan. The fan is attached inside the run. This works through the 90 degree mark. However at 100 or above i needed more so i bought a single standing 3 foot double head mister. I secure it Outside the run, pointed toward the fan and it makes a kind of cooler. This although it get the birds slightly wet, has worked well into the 107 degree weather. They dont even pant anymore thank God. If it gets hotter i can spray down the shade cloth too to drop temperature. The cloth is so tightly woven the water stays on the shade cloth and does not enter their run.i also spray the roof of the run down. The shade cloth is actually a very tightly woven plastic. Its thick and heavy and is nailed into place. The birds get some electrolytes in their water during this heat as well.They also get cold fruit such as watermelon to keep hydration in their bodies.so this is how i beat the heat for my flock. What do you do to keep your flock cool?