Hi, I read about the problem someone was having with the brooder in the home. I have asthma and this concerns me. I looked it up and found some interesting but disturbing facts about a lung disease you can get from the feather dust. I am not a dummy and I am going to take some extra precautions that I did not think of before. For one I am going to keep them in a small spare bedroom with the door closed and the window open for ventilation, I have an air cleaner that I have in my bedroom in the winter, I will put this in for extra help with the dust. The chicks won't have the dust until they are older with a full body of feathers that is true isn't it? I want to keep them in my home till they are a bit older so I'm hoping my plans will prevent any health issues for hubby & me!