Chickens hanging out in coop not run

Tjack101

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 2, 2014
136
5
63
Conroe Tx
Lately, the last 3-6 days, the chickens are in their coop for half of the day. I go out there throughout the day to check on them and most of the time they are laying inside the coop. They will come out for a while to forage a bit in the run then right back in they go. Is this normal? They are 13 weeks. BTW I am in Texas just north of Houston and its in the upper 80's and lower 90's. I would image its cooler in the run with the breeze and all....
 

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
9 Years
Nov 23, 2010
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St. Louis, MO
You answered it.
Hopefully you have some shade outside for them. Chickens start panting at 85, start suffering at 95 and start dying at 105 - and that's in the shade.
 

Tjack101

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 2, 2014
136
5
63
Conroe Tx
Their entire run and coop is in the shade. No direct sunlight at all all day long. I did that because of our hot temps. But it has to be cooler outside in the run vs inside the coop. No breeze in the coop...
 
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