I'm really worried about the hens right now. This heat here in PA is so oppressive - the air is so heavy and thick, and it's 11:30 pm!!!! I just checked on the girls in their coop and they are roosting/sleeping, but have their beaks open and are clearly uncomfortable. Will they be OK tonight???? The sleeping/enclosed part of their coop is small, but it has a little window. We were considering rigging up a fan to that window, but worried that the force from the fan would also be too much for them. We settled on getting about 10 lbs. of ice from the gas station, and putting it in a plastic tub in their sleeping area. Hopefully that will cool down the air in that small space. We also opened the area where they sleep so that they are no longer enclosed (we lifted the wall that has the entrance to that space). I don't know how they'll feel about being exposed all night long (they are still inside the coop - just their sleeping area is now open). Finally, we rigged a fan on the outside of the coop so at least there is moving air blowing into the coop area. We are novices and are just trying anything that we think might be helpful. We're not quite set up to bring them inside. Do these measures seem reasonable? Do those of you out there who have more expertise think that these things will help?