We are having an unusually hot summer and breaking records here. Everyday is minimum upper 80's and heat index regularly hitting 100+. It is also very humid (usually 50% or more) and lows at night are above 70. So of course now is when my 1 day old baby chicks will be arriving. I have never owned chickens before and I wanted them strictly for producing organic eggs for my family and neighbors (and also as pets because we all love animals here). I will be getting 9 Red sex link 9 Black sex link 5 Rhode island reds and 2 EE's, all pullets plus whatever else the hatchery throws in (hopefully no Roo's). They are due to arrive somewhere around July 24th. My question is, I know they are supposed to be under a heat lamp while babies, but I'm worried that they will get overheated in this weather. Any suggestions to get them off to the most healthy start possible would be appreciated. They are going to brood (well protected) in my garage, which is a typical urban style concrete floored garage and not climate controlled. They will be in a plastic kiddie pool with litter. When they are a little bigger I will move them to their newly built coop and chicken tractors. I have looked all over the internet but haven't been able to find information for keeping a flock in hot humid climates.