I am considering getting rid of all of my Silkies and concentrating on my Coronations and my Lavender Australorp Project. I think the Silkies are the main reason I cough all the time. I only have a few chicks left in the house, but I can't even mess with them or I start coughing really bad. Do you think it could be the difference in the feathering? I never coughed before I got them, and I stayed in my Australorp cage constantly. My coughing seemed to get better once the chicks were out of the house, but the other night I spent about an hour with the Silkies and thought I was going to have to go to the emergency room. Or is it all in my head............ I do love my Silkies, but I just want to start feeling better.