Okay….it was under $200 plus the mistake of buying a pre-made $125 coop that ended up being too small…..anyway!
My awesome partner in life and chickens did a lot of the work on the framing of the run. It’s covered in hardware cloth, which is neither cloth nor hardware, but does keep chickens safe from raccoons. I spray painted the coop with Krylon fusion paint….it worked okay, especially the textured version (silver), and is much better than pink, blue, and yellow for our backyard.
The best part is how happy the chicks seem, in their chicken way. They scratch around, go in the shade, fly up and down the ramp, and generally are having happy chicken lives as we like to call it!