Next time I decide to clean out the coop, would SOMEBODY please tell me to wet it down first??? I thought that since it was raining today, the extra humidity would mean less dust in the air so I shovelled out the overdue coop bedding this afternoon during a break in the weather. Less dust my foot! I had to take a puff off difficult child 1's asthma inhalers when I got back in the house! This is why I don't have him do that work... although I did ask him to empty the wheelbarrow of old bedding into the compost on the other side of the yard -- that's out in the open with good air circulation, so hopefully he won't have any problems. But man, I'm sitting here and although now my breathing is better, I'm sneezing, my nose is running and my throat is itchy!