This is Peanut, our Golden Sex Link hen.
She may look as if she's getting ready to voice a pithy chicken saying, but she's really just panting because of the heat.
Here in Boise we are experiencing a bit of a heat wave, even for our desert area. The temperatures are expected to be in the 100's and up to 108 degrees (42 C) for six consecutive days.
If you have chickens you need to help them survive the stress of such heat.
Some things you can do:
1. Water. Always. Have cool water available to them at all times.
2. Shade. Essential in hot weather.
Other options include a mister, an outdoor fan, space for a dust bath, and avoid overcrowding your flock.
Kim and I have been allowing our girls to range in the back yard which has all they seem to require.
For more tips on hot hens:
Kim and I have been on vacation. More on that later.