Living in NC you would think the temperture would be normal this time of year, but NO... My hens are getting very warm and I don't know how to cool them off, making it less stressful for them. I had thought a small pool, but my husband said no they aren't those kind of birds. I hope that someone will have some advice on this. My girls walk around with their wings opened alittle, mouth open, and some are more complainers then others. My roosters are futher down behind my girls and their area is very cool for them. I thought about switching them around but that wouldn't work since I have more hens than roosters. I have put up shade by using tarps and pvc. That seems to help some. They don't seem to drink much water when it's hot, none of them do.... Anyway is there a way to cool them off???????