OK- call me crazy- but I'm trying to come up with CHEAP ways to keep my chickens cool in the prairie heat this summer. Would they be interested in something like a mud bath in a kiddie pool? Someone said on another post they like to keep cool on the wet ground. What if I filled a kiddie pool with some nice dirt and sand mix, put a little canopy over it and wet down the mixture each morning? Not muddy and sticky- but just enough to make it slightly damp and firm? I could even throw out a scoop of ice cubes in the morning to melt down and cool it off. Any other ideas out there?