The high heat has really impacted egg production. The gals are eating less and lounging around most of the day. Some have even started their later-in-the-summer molt so that they've quit laying all together. I need every egg they can produce because we have a few restaurant commitments and also hate to disappoint regular customers at the Saturday Market. That is why I am not amused when Baloo runs ahead of me to the cow pasture where there is one set of nest boxes. He climbs the gate ahead of me and races to grab an egg he can reach. Then he carefully eats up the best part!