Chicken Wagon (First Pallet Project)

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Project by Scott Dirt Road Woodworks posted 09-15-2017 12:19 AM 1775 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier this summer my wife broke one of her chickening wagons. She also almost broke her foot when she did it. So I promised her I would make her a better wagon. After about a month of not even thinking about it, I decided I should get started. So I grabbed a saw and broke down a big pallet that was in my barn when I moved in. I gues it was from when the whirlpool was installed. Anyways… I got my daughter to help since she always loves woodworking, and it’s an easy enough project. I cut some dados and a few grooves and made a huge box. My daughter helped with the glue and screws. We attached the undercarriage from the broken waggon using carriage bolts. It’s finished with some minwax polly.
The wife is happy with it. So I am happy with it.


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#1 posted 09-15-2017 02:47 AM

It’s a good looking wagon. How do the chickens like it?

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 09-15-2017 04:05 AM

I want to know how you train the chickens to pull a wagon? Oh..and nice job on it.

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#3 posted 09-15-2017 05:55 AM

You know the old saying, ”happy wife, happy life”, and the wagon made her happy!
Two points, happy wife, wonderful reclaimed lumber chicken wagon!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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Scott Dirt Road Woodworks

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#4 posted 09-15-2017 12:25 PM

Thanks guys.
The chickens don’t pull it, but they sure do like to ride, and poop in it.
The wife is happy to have her wagon back, and better than before.
Thanks for looking.


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#5 posted 09-15-2017 05:08 PM

You have done a fine job on this wagon.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 09-17-2017 05:01 AM

Linkovich, nice looking flock of chickens. What exactly do you do with this wagon? Is it just for riding chickens around or does it haul feed and other supplies? I like the functional design.

-- Big Al in IN

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Scott Dirt Road Woodworks

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#7 posted 09-18-2017 04:18 PM

Thanks Charles.

Boxguy. This wagon is just a work wagon. It hauls whatever needs hauling at the time, but primarily chicken or garden related stuff.


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