This is the time of year when many of you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of chicks. Please be aware of the danger of using shatter resistant bulbs in your brooder. Our friend, Patti, sent me this hair-raising information about the toxicity of the coating on light bulbs and its effect on chickens. It is rather stunning that it is also used in other household products that involve heat such as irons, self-cleaning ovens, bread pans etc. What are we unknowingly exposing our families to everyday?