I just had my 18 chicks for the last 4.5 weeks in my house. I started getting a cough and moved them out in the garage. I have been cleaning all the dust in the house but now I have this dry cough and sore throat. I am really hoping it is just a cold but I notice after I go in the garage and hanging out with the chicks I start coughing more. I really hope I don't have an allergy to them!!! Has anyone else had this problem? I think now that they are outside I won't have to worry about the dust in the house. I think I might wear a mask while playing with them for a bit and see. I am just hoping this is a coincidence and I just have a cold. But I am worried it is more my lungs and throat feel more irritated than with any cold I have ever gotten.