I live in Texas where summers regularly have highs hovering around 100 degrees for three months straight. I am interested in adding three hens to my flock but want breeds that will not suffer during the dog days of summer. I currently have: - Easter egger - Lakenvelder - Sicilian buttercup Ideally, I would like to get chickens (no bantams) that lay brown eggs as I am tracking egg production in my Lakenvelder and Easter egger as part of a longitudinal study. I have seen lists of heat tolerant birds but most are from people on the coasts and in the mid-west where summers are not nearly as hot. Some lists include Welsummers and Rhode Island Reds but I had a RIR die of heat exhaustion 5 years ago, so maybe not a good pick for Texas. Suggestions? I am currently considering: - Austrlorp - Blue Andalusian - Black Sumatra - Egyptian Fayoumi - Minorca - Olive Egger - Welsummer Thanks!