My two pekins also started panting this last week. They are now about 6 weeks old and are free range with two "pools" and two drinking buckets with poultry nipples.
It's been around 85 to 94 degrees in Northern Florida the past couple of days and I feel badly for the little guys.
The geese and chickens seem just fine but I'm worried the ducks may get too warm in their new coop we just built for night-time use only. Its on a platform and is well ventilated.
Should I just let the water birds stay out at night? We live on 40 acres in a very heavily wooded area...not much in the way of large predators. We have some hawks but rarely they come around.