I'm in central Texas and as we are about to head into summer, I was wondering how fellow Southerners keep their flock cool. I have 3 Speckled Sussex and 3 Cuckoo Marans 7 weeks old. To cool off my horses, I hose them down a couple times a day. Somehow I don't think the chickens would appreciate that though. Their coop is in the shade, there are lots of shrubs and trees around and they'll be free ranging for part of the day. I found all sorts of info on cold-tolerant birds, but not much for the heat.