We're off to Lowe's today to buy the lumber and supplies for our attached run. We have a portable hoop run, but it is becoming a huge pain to keep putting the chickens back in the coop at night and get them out first thing in the morning. I need an attached run to save my sanity. The price of lumber, screws, nails, etc isn't too bad, but when you add in the price of hardwire cloth, it's off the charts! Money is pretty tight right now and we're trying not to spend too much on the run. So does a safe and cheap alternative to hardwire cloth exist? We're about to break the bank today and I have sooooo much guilt for spending this much when we're really trying to cut back. But... I know that if the chickens are going to be happy (and me too) they need an attached run. HELP!