I am in Indiana. It's hot AND humid. Today it was 95 with a dew point OVER 75! That's humid.. tomorrow they say the high will be 96 and the heat index will be 115. I am familiar with the cooling strategies for people in less humid areas. A mister would be ideal, Just dont think it would do anything but raise the humidity in the coop area to 100%. I have 3 hens outside(3 babies in the basement) and they are all heavies(RIR, BUFF and something else.. comet maybe). All three are panting and wing drooping. Their coop/run is mostly in the shade. They do seem to dig holes to lay in but still pant. There is plenty of water and two fans. I am not too sure exactly how a fan is going to help an animal that doesn't sweat.. but they have two anyway. I am going to put water bottles in the freezer tonight and throw them in the coop tomorrow. Last year I gave them a kiddie pool but it just scared them to death. I finally pulled it out after it became a cesspool of mosquito sex. I do give them new/cool water daily and hose down the run. So at what point do I move them to the basement? I really don't like having chickens in the basement. My buff spent all winter down there cause she was sick. Any other ideas on what to do with the heavies in the humidity? Thanks FYI: it's 65-68 in the basement. So cold that the babies have to have a heat lamp.