We have new backyard layers as of this past spring. They have just started to lay - yay! They seem fine and happy, but we live in Kansas and we can have some pretty hot and steamy weather during the summer. Our coop and run are directly in the sun. We don't have a great option for shade, so we positioned it so there is always a shady spot either under the coop or in the run. They free-range for the last few hours before bed each evening. On super-hot days, though, I feel so bad for them, I let them out for most of the day, where they hang out in the shade. However, the longer they are out of the coop, the more mischief they get into (digging in the mulch, etc). Do they need more than a bit of shade and access to water when it's 90's-100's and humid?