Forget the coops for a minute, what about your living quarters?? It's 96 outside right now, and 81 in my house. We don't have the a/c on and I don't intend to turn it on unless we absolutely have to. I'm a stay-at-home-mom with a 2 year old. We're doing just fine! Although some of my friends think we're nuts. But they don't have to pay our electric bill Here's what I'm doing: During the day - Close all windows Close all blinds Ceiling fans on medium or high Floor fan sitting on the table with a frozen bowl of water in front of it Cool rinse offs in the shower Use ice in drinks Don't use oven At night - Open windows Put floor fan in front of the bathroom window to push cooler air down the hall Keep ceiling fans on Re-freeze water for tomorrow Is there anything I haven't listed that you do?