I just recently joined BYC but I had been using this site for info and ideas along with other sights a long time before I got my chickens. Several say that they built their coops and runs for $200 or less I have found that this is extremely difficult. I as you can see I used about 80% repurposed materials and I have over $200 in mine so far and its not painted on the outside yet. I have been watching freecycle, and craigslist to pick up anything free or reasonably priced. I've been working on my coop and run for months here and there when i could but maybe i was impatient. Anyone else feel the same about this? How DO they do it?