Hi there! Our three hens are under a year old. We got them during the summer, and our summers can get up to 120 so we kept them inside till it cooled down. They were not acclimated to the heat, so we noticed they would pant. One would pant more in particular, but she grew up quicker than the rest so we thought it was just because she had more feathers. Anyway, she still pants every now and then, more when under stress like her sister will peck her or something scares her. We just thought it was normal, till I started reading the Internet and became paranoid. I took her to our local vet and she said she was pretty skinny, but she eats and lays normally and not to worry about it then. Their fecal test came out fine for all three. When we took the one hen, she didn't like it at all and panted heavily and drooped her wings, so the vet gave her antibiotics. He handled them well, but since I thought she acted fine to begin with, I didn't see any significant changes. We took her back and she stressed herself on the visit and did super duper panting. Vet said we have to go to the specialist in San Diego, which is 2 hrs away to get X-rays and see her lungs. I don't know if it's even worth the trouble for her, she has such a hard time traveling but I've heard the panting can be serious. She does it every now and then, not for long periods, maybe 30 seconds. She cuddles, runs, plays, everything else is normal. I'd like to get peoples' opinions on what I should do from here. Thanks everyone!