I just figured I'd start a thread where everyone shares their low cost solutions for various chicken issues. My first major low cost solution was when I bought my house it had a small 11'x11' area fenced off with an old Dog House. Well that dog house with some renovations became my chicken coop. My most recent was when one of my hens decided to go broody I needed something to shelter where she decided to have her nest. The spot wasn't bad just if it was to rain hard it would have standing water. I didn't want the chicks drowning in the eggs so I got one of those cheep Cat Litter boxes that had a top, went out at night and moved her and the eggs into the litter box and put it back where she was to reduce the likely hood of her abandoning the eggs. There is a picture of this on my profile if you want an idea. And since it was missing a clip for the top Wal-Mart reduced it by 50%, making it an $8 solution. Feel free to post what you've done to save money, or if you have questions. I'll try to keep this updated on a regular basis.