This is from an Arkansas news source, and why we are leaving Bridgette in the house for the entire summer (most likely). http://www.fox16.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=c6470fb0-eb8d-42a3-8059-a16d8ed0e3a9&rss=316 STAR CITY, Ark. (AP) - The intense heat in Arkansas is taking its toll on the flocks of poultry farmers, costing them hundreds of birds a day. Eddie Beard of Lincoln County says he lost 100 chickens alone from one chicken house, and 350 to 400 birds altogether from eight houses. Beard is running fans from morning til night in the houses, using twice as much electricity as he normally does. Losing chickens to heat is not new, but agriculture expert Stephen Stone of the county extension service says a recent practice of growing larger birds has compounded the problem. The bigger the chicken, the harder it is for the animal to tolerate the heat. The heat also is making it hard for the chickens to put on the additional weight that the poultry companies want. The birds lose their appetite in the hot weather.