It's finally under 100 in the chicken coop & the chickens are back to their normal business. They rode out the heat wave under the hydrangea in the side yard with occasional hose showers.
This morning, because it's not so stinkin' hot today, we decided not to
let them out in the side yard (they poop on the breezeway and it makes
letting out Moses (the dog) logistically difficult, so the side-yard is not
normally chicken-territory). They protested loudly for a few hours, but
they seem to have forgotten by now.
We picked our chickens because they're pretty cold hardy breeds & I'm not sure what that means about their heat tolerance, but I'm glad to see them relaxed, not-panting, and seemingly happy.