So, planning on getting coop supplies for the new bantam castle. Estimated costs were: Hardware cloth: $17 2x4s: $20-40 Then, a few strokes of luck! Never-used hardware cloth, at a neighbors house (he had been foreclosed on and left all his fancy junk just lying around for almost a year, and since he never came back to claim it, the neighbors just took what they've needed. We also got a feed trough and some tools!) Another Neighbor finished building her dream house and has lots of good wood that she will give to us. And, as a bonus, my grandpa has a pile of old license plates, which I am going to use as shingles to keep the rain out. And here I was expecting to blow all of my savings on this project.