Thanks everyone. And I'd never heard that before about ACV....huh wel I guess you learn something new everyday . And i was thinking about doing the misters but then it crossed my mind that it would make things very wet inside the coop, because of the straw bedding. I have the coop fan on 24/7 now that our nights are 80-90 degrees!We are also located in the central valley. Yep, it is a tad bit warm.We're first time chicken owner's & our pullets are only 15 weeks old so we have very little experience. There are several threads on hot weather & you seem to be using all the methods that have been mentioned. Maybe a mister. Try to to keep the drinking water cool. This is proving to be a challenge for me because although I'm icing the water in the water cooler, the water in the plumbing is getting very warm, so I have to flush the pipes once an hour or so. I need to insulate the pipes.
I had read somewhere that ACV during hot weather may not be a good thing if your hens are laying, something about it inhibiting calcium absorption.
Sorry about the loss of the bunny. Good luck!
I did try something new today, and it didnt work out to well after a while. I had been searching around and everyplace I searched online said that a piece of tile for the rabbits to lay on would cool them down. We have a big stack of left over tile from the house, so I grabbed some pieces and put them in the freezer for 2 hours. I put them in the rabbits pens and they just loved laying on them! They were really cold, and that seemed to solve my problem. Later in the afternoon when I went to go check on them,the rabbits where not anywhere near the tiles, the tiles were HOT, it literally burned my hand when i tried to grab them. They just radiated heat around them and made the air really warm. Im not sure why this happened, has this happened to anybody before? From what i heard the tile is supposed to have some "cooling effect"