It has been so hot here and my girls have a limited amount of shade as we live out on the prairie. Tonight my husband built them an 8'x8' covered patio onto the front of their coop. This should keep the sun from just beating down on the face of the coop and it will provide them a nice big shady area. The only thing left to do tomorrow is put the asphalt roofing on top. They will love it, they were all about helping us tonight and demanded that we add a perch across the front. I will post some pictures when I have the coop repainted...hopefully starting that in the morning when it is cool. So now I am showing my husband some automatic doors.