Every year I plan on raising chickens but somehow get distracted with other projects when spring begins here in michigan. So, I think this is the year that I finally do it! I'm having a problem deciding on coop plans. Originally I wanted to build a small coop with attached run. My father suggests I build a polebarn and use a small section for chickens and the rest as a workshop/ storage but, lots of $$$$. The other option I have is to use an existing chicken coop(12'x20') on my property that is probably at least 50 years old or so. Why didn't I use it in the first place? Because it is actually a very nice building, concrete floor, insulated walls and ceiling, large south and west sliding screened picture windows, wired with electricity, natural gas, telephone, adjacent to my garden. The previous owner used it as a workshop, but years ago it was used for chickens. I have been hesitant about using it for chickens because I have had this vision of using it as an entertainment room/pool house etc.. I guess my main concern is that if i use it as a coop then decide that I don't want chickens or want to build another coop and want to convert it back to a entertainment room, will it be tanted by the fact that it was a coop?