Hi all, It's been really hot here recently, over 100f and my chickens are looking/feeling rather thin. They aren't eating as much as they should be because of the heat. I wondered if switching them back to chick starter instead of grower might help? It has higher protein which I thought might help since they are eating less feed. They will dive on the layer grain they get as a treat (only a handful between the 10 of them) but I don't think feeding more of that would be good because they only pick out the grains they like and leave some grains and the pellets so what they are eating would be much lower protein than what they should be getting. I had wondered about giving them BOSS, plenty of fat and protein but I think I read something about being careful not to give them to much of that for some reason on here? Not sure. They are 11 - 12wo and look bright and alert, racing around, chasing bugs etc but they are eating less now than they were before the heat hit and I'm worried about them. They get each day: Ad lib grower pellets, a few salad greens from the garden, all the bugs they can catch plus any I can find for them and a handful of layer grain morning and night. They only eat the BOSS, wheat and corn from the layer mix. Any help appreciated. Oh, and meat bird, game bird, turkey feeds etc aren't available locally (that I know of) but I will be going somewhere I can get some of those on the weekend if something like that would be good for them.