Its too hot here. Its also too dry. My chicks started laying two weeks ago and I have stopped locking them up at night or taking them out of the tree. Its just to darn hot. That has led me to a weird sort of daily egg hunt. My husband and I noticed a preference for laying in some of the cooler areas of the back yard like the back porch. Instead of forcing them to stay in the coop, I’ve converted some boxes into temporary nesting boxes. This is working out very well. I’ve placed the boxes around the yard and the daily egg hunt is over. Hope the heat doesn’t keep this intensity much longer.