No money other than nails and a set of bolt cutters was spent on this coop. Every single bit is recycled from construction sites. Still working on a front to the coop portion, have to find hinges so I can open it! Hubby is setting the heavy scalping screens next to the sides right now for extra critter proofing. The screens will be temporary. There will be 3 of these coops when we are all done, just one more to go, and they will sit side to side to house my EE's, NHR's/Mutts, and silkies. Next I have to round up another feeder and waterer. Before I could even get the floor of the coop set in place the ee's were trying to roost on the 2x4's. They've been jumping up and down for an hour now.... think they approve!