Hi, I've got my first batch of chickens. I started with 12 one day olds and after five weeks into it was given another 10. So far I've lost three. Most are Americana and I have only one Rooster and he is Americana as well. I've never done this before and my husband made me a beautiful coop with a fan that is automatically drawing the heat out at 80 degrees. Because of this hot weather it seems that it runs constantly. I still don't have a run for them but I have windows wide open and really try to keep my girls comfortable. They are now at 16 weeks and at 11 weeks I'm in the process of getting their nesting boxes installed. How can I keep them cooler in their coop? We are waiting for a repair on a skid steer to dig the holes for the fence I have solid clay in the yard. Any ideas? Do I really need to worry. I am babying these girls and guy like you wouldn't belive. I take them out one at a time for fresh air and they unfortunatly are under one arm. . . . My husband who was raised in the country and married a city girl thinks I'm crazy. . .