So I moved a bunch of rocks etc...out of the way so the hens could go under the shaded shed and lay in the cool dirt. They took to this idea right away. Unfortunately, instead of coming back to the coop to lay, they must be laying them under there since I have maybe 1 egg a day all of a sudden. Soooo, I close it up, despite the heat and BINGO, I get 4 eggs from my 5 girls! Darnit, I really wanted them to be able to enjoy that, they were having so much fun under there. They have plenty of shade in the big run I just built for them with fans and a fan inside the coop but I felt the earth under there and it is pretty darn cool! I bet there was a lot of bugs too.