Greetings BYC members - Found you through Facebook and the Chicken Whisperer. I have a cochin rooster ( Penguin) and a red sex link hen (Red). I had a porcelain colored bantam hen named Silver. She passed away in June. I have a question for everyone here. Currently my coop is housed in a garage in a box type shelter. It's been great - during the nice weather I open both ends up and during the winter, I store hay in there, use a heat lamp and it's nice and warm. My sister is hounding me to move the coop into an old barn on the property - problem is she has stored all the lawn mowers in there, and she does 'crafts' in there which involves her using spray paint, stains etc...... I can smell the gas from the vehicles when I go in there and I can smell the fumes from the paint. I lost Silver to a teflon pan incident. Silver came to us with and upside down left leg and she lived in our apartment with us. My husband accidentally left the pan on a burner on low heat, but it was long enough for it to 'gas' out. A vet diagnosed poor Silver and said there was nothing that could done. She passed in my hands. Sorry to ramble about that - anyway now I'm paranoid about fumes. I do not want to move them into the barn where ventilation isn't very good. Should I be concerned about this or am I overreacting? Thanks!