I am definitely new to the world of back yard chickens. My wife thought it would be cool when we bought our old farmhouse out in the country, to finally get some. I spent a few weeks building a small coop out of scrap wood and pallets. With everything I built, I have $25 into it. With all the waterer's, food bedding, straw etc... We have a total of $60.00 wrapped up into it. We now have 7 hens now and are having a blast in only two days. Learning new things every day! Like how to chase a chicken with a fishing net in your pajamas because I didn't listen to someone.... Yea, I'm hearing about that one! Look forward to learning a lot from all you!