So it's summer again in Australia, and most of the eastern side of the country are going though a week of heat waves. Yesterday, the weather reports said it was 40°C here, my outside weather station said it was 46°c... Owch! Today the report is for 43°C, so we will probably get to 49°-50° (no joke, we are in one of the hottest and driest parts in the state) our 5 ladies free range on our 5 acres, have done since day one. They have plenty of dirt areas to dig around and lay in a different times of the day, depending where the sun is, and I have about 5 water dishes set up in those areas with fresh cool water so they don't have to go far for a drink. What else can I do to keep them cool? I don't want to lock them in the coop, because they go crazy in there, they are only in there at night so the foxes don't get a free meal. I dunked them all in a bucket of water yesterday afternoon, made sure to get water right in under their feathers. I can't leave a sprinkler on because they just run away from it. Should I just let them keep doing what they are doing?