Hey all, I have read all the chick dust threads I could find but have some specific questions that I'd like your opinions on. I did not consider the dust issue until now and so now I have some decisions to make. I am almost done building my brooder. It is 4'x6' and about 3' tall. I know it is big - I am getting 10 chicks (heavy layers) and I wanted to be sure there was plenty of room now and for possible future use. I live in NH and my chicks are shipping April 28th. The room I planned to use is an upstairs bedroom that I use as my craft room. I was recently warned that I should put plastic up on all the walls and cover everything. I had no idea. I have no garage, mudroom or enclosed porch. I do have a one small windowed basement that is not so much damp but is musty. That's the only other option for me. My concern is that I didn't want them to be so far out of sight that I can't keep an eye on them. I bought a used shed that will be here by April 6th, but temps here in May might still be really cold, especially at night. From what I've read, it seems that the intensity of dust can depend on size of brooder, quantity of chickens, time, etc. So here's my question: With the size of my brooder (4x6) and 10 heavy breed chicks, will dust likely be an immediate issue (first few days) or do you think it is possible to have them in the upstairs room for 1 or 2 weeks before the dust becomes an issue? I am hoping I can have them upstairs for at least the first week - then if necessary, move them to the basement. Your thoughts?