Build!! I never built anything in my life ever! I am really proud of my coop! Its alot of work but fun and rewarding!
I just got on here and looked through the coops and got ideas on what I wanted and how I wanted it to look. Read some things abour design and what people wouldnt do if they built another ones or things they would do. It doesnt have to be fantsy it just has to work and give the birds the main things they need to thrive!!
I used mostly recycled items! I dug old shingles out of a dumpster (i asked first) but I used a pallet for the base of my coop and went on from there! I think with building the coop and run I spent 100 maybe 150. I did have to by some 2x4's for the run along with the wire. But if your smart you can find stuff cheap. I bought paint for the coop but it was the missed colored stuff, I think I paid 8 dollars for a gallon and you would never know it wasnt the color it was suppose to be! :)
There are alot of builder place around like surplus city, or there are even sometimes places that resell items people dont need or what like a good will for building supplies. Craglist the paper yard sells. If your not in a rush you can really get what you need for cheap.Also, I know home depot sells scrap wood left over from people getting stuff cut their and not needing the rest or it. or sometimes it will be a 2x4 thats broke but still long enough to make something outta it. These kinda things are usually under a dollar depending. I started my coop the end of Feb and finished it in May. I only worked on it a few evenings a week after dinner.
That is a pretty awesome looking coop! Very good job.