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We have feral pigeons nesting outside and their nest seems to just increase in amount of poop - and I'm sure they have at least 3 weeks left before babies leave the nest.

Is it okay to leave the chicks in a poop filled nest or can I make a custom nest?

If so, what are some easy to get material I can make pigeon nests out of it instead of twigs? I tried looking for a nest online but can't seem to find any at a reasonable price or get a whole bunch of decorative ones. What's an affordable material to use?

EDIT: Is Lucerne Hay / Oaten Hay okay?

Actually found these too:

Would these be sufficient?

https://www.petandgarden.com.au/breeding-aids/1646-plastic-pigeon-nests.html

https://www.petandgarden.com.au/breeding-aids/1675-pigeon-nest-felts.html

https://www.petbarn.com.au/avione-swamp-grass-nesting-material-60g or others https://www.petbarn.com.au/search?q=nesting+material
 

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Leave them alone. Pigeons have been nesting in the wild without our help for a long time. If you mess with their nest, they may abandon the babies. Let them do things the way they do them naturally. If they were your pets in your house or loft, then that would be up to you. They are wild birds, so let them live as they do. You will just mess things up by interfering.
 

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Agree with Jay3...would not interfere, just let the parents and young do what they have been doing well for thousands of years. Thank you though for caring about them. :)
 

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I appreciate your consideration and concern and asking BEFORE taking any action, but it is just best to leave them alone.

Alternating or changing and/or moving a nest has caused parents to give up and abandon the babies, as mentioned.
 

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Thank you for the advice, I'll leave the nest alone. Just wasn't sure as I thought being surrounded by poop would be bad for the chick's health.
 
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