In my town, we have a Habitat for Humanity thrift store. You can go there and get all kinds of new and used constructions items for dirt cheap. Today I went there and I was just so amazed, I could hardly breathe. Ok, hardware excites me. I bought 32 big hinges like I use on the coops I sell, for .25 each (plus, she got tired of counting so I ended up with 4 free) I've been paying as high as $2.50 each for them. They had bundles of shingles for $5, Dutch Boy oil based primer for $8, tons of paint, flooring, fencing, windows, doors. Everything any self respecting person needs to build a coop of mounmental proportions. You need to look in your area for a place like this. It's called RESTORE.