Bit of a different question. I live in a really hot and humid tropical climate; great for bantams. However I have a friend with a salmon faverolles hen that is really struggling with this heat. My faverolles is doing very well, I'm not sure if it's diet difference, different ventilation in our coops/pens or just the different breeder we got ours from (her faverolles is larger than mine) but she is panting heavily and making noises constantly that sound like she is straining. I remember reading somewhere that someone would add a horse cool down feed to their heavy breed chickens' diets to help them internally cool down from their hot environment, along with other tricks like adding a water mister to the pen with a timer for the hottest peak of the day, putting a frozen water bottle in their water supply, freezing peas and fruit for them to pick at and removing certain food from their diet like corn and wheat as they make birds warmer internally. If anyone has used horse feed, how much would she have to incorperate into her feed? Obviously take it slowly to begin with, but enough for it to take effect. Would there be issues with adding it to their diet? I've copied the ingreidents below: ingredients or products derived from them: Bran, Pollard, Rice, Barley, Oats, Lupins, Peas, Beans, Canola, Soy, Sunflower, Safflower, Cotton and Vegetable Oil. If not, any of those ingreidents she can buy separate to add into their diet? I have a friend who breeds Rhode Island Reds and Muscovy ducks (for meat obviously) and uses pollard to increase the muscle to fat ratio in the birds, and she beleives that pollard helps with the heat also. Not sure if there is any truth in the heat cooling but it would be helpful to get some pointers. Thanks everyone who can give us a hand.