Sorry if this question has been asked and answered many times already this summer, but I haven't been on in a while. It's ridiculously hot here in Atlanta in the summer and this is our first year with chickens. We have a fan in their yard to keep air moving and another in their house that we turn on at night. They seem to be handling the heat pretty well, but I have noticed a drop off in egg production, particularly with one of our Red Stars who only is laying about once a week right now. I'm pretty sure she's part Leghorn (huge floppy comb, very light brown almost pink eggs) and my other three Red Stars (who have smaller combs and lay dark brown eggs) are laying very consistently. The other three (an Easter Egger, a Partridge Rock, and a Gold Laced Wyandotte) are all laying less than they were during the spring. Is it the heat? can anyone explain why? Thanks!