Items we got for free:
All the wood – We asked construction sites for their waste pieces
The window – We got it off of Craig’s list. It was part of a sliding door.
The linoleum – We got from the construction site. Again it was their waste material.
Wheels – I was given the wheels from work
Hinges and door pulls – I pulled them off of old doors I got off of Craig’s list.
Extension cord for lights – Got out of the trash, and had it laying around the house.
Things I had to pay for:
Paint and Primer - $90.00
Spackle or wood putty - $6.00
2 lights and light bulbs - $12.00The only reason I’m listing this stuff out is to show you if you swallow your pride and just ask for some of the materials you need you can save a ton of money. Wood alone you would be looking at over $400.00. The wheels are each $110.00. I know that for a fact. Hinges you can get 12 for $24.00 at home Depot. Window this size I’m not sure so I’ll say at least $100.00, I could be wrong on that one. Linoleum is $40.00, again I do know that because I almost bought a remnant from Home Depot before I found the stuff I got for free. I’m just saying with a little resourcefulness you don’t have to put off building your next brooder or chicken coop or whatever else you want to build. Total savings I think I saved on this project is a little over $1,000.00. I think I might even be going a little on the low side. So get out there and have fun.
Heat lamps and bulbs - $34.00
Screws and Staples (On sale) - $30.00
Surge protector - $13.00
Waterers and Thermostats - $15.00
Total = $200.00