I really love looking at all of the coops that are on here. I wish that I had the money to invest into my coop that I have seen others invest into theirs. I built my coop for FREE using only things that we had around the house, found or snagged from a relatives house. I don't think it is going to win any contest but it serves its purpose. At least I have not heard the chickens complaining. I guess my question is this... how much did you spend on your coop? Do you think that you can spend so much on the coop and improvments that it ends up costing you money instead of saving money? Other than the fact that you must build something that is safe for your birds is all the other really necessary?