Pigeon coop into chicken coop?

RubyNala97

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I'm looking to purchase my first chicken coop but I'm on a budget. I checked my local Craigslist and prices are at least $300 plus. I found a really nice pigeon coop in my price range. Can it be converted into a chicken coop? Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!
 

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It's about size, and possible diseases. What happened to the pigeons? How long has the building been empty? It might be a huge bargain, or not. Pictures would help here. Walk-in buildings are best, rather than the dog house or bunny hutch type. Mary
 

RubyNala97

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It's about size, and possible diseases.  What happened to the pigeons?  How long has the building been empty?  It might be a huge bargain, or not.  Pictures would help here.  Walk-in buildings are best, rather than the dog house or bunny hutch type.  Mary
Mary, you may be right! I might have jumped the gun making this post. I called Grandfather, who has been an avid pigeon racer for 30 yrs, and asked his opinion. He said it would be difficult to move & most likely covered in pigeon feces. And then he offered to match my budget and help me get a brand new chicken coop!!! Beyond generous! Can you recommend a reputable company that sells coops? I'm looking to spend $300-$350 for 4-6 chickens. Thank you!
 

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Most premade coops are awful; too small, very shoddy construction, unfit generally. Four to six standard sized chickens will need at least 24sq. ft. or more floor space in the coop, and that's before 'chicken math' strikes! Think about a shed type building, and go from there. Mary
 

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