So, this post is prompted by all the stories of folks losing their chickens to the heat despite all precautions. Temps will be climbing up to the triple digits by Thursday. So, today, even though it was about 90 in the shade, and some of the girls were panting, they were still all clumped up next to each other. Wouldn't you think they'd want some distance? They do this in the coop at night as well - practically piled up on top of each other even though they have plenty of room. (They are between 13 and 14 weeks and there are just 4 of them if that makes a difference).