My husband and I live on a tight budget so getting started raising chickens was already going to put a strain on us financially, and then my 20 year old car broke down so now we have a hefty car payment every month. I know chickens aren't expensive to keep, but they are expensive to start keeping. We had already planned on making the coop mostly from scrap wood and scrap tin, but we still have to buy the wood for framing the structure. We also still have to buy posts and wire. Not to mention getting the babies set up with their temporary brooder. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cut costs and things I can hold off on without potentially harming the babies? I still really want to get started, but I don't know if it's possible :-(.