In just over five years of farming I have now built four variations of a chicken wagon and each one improved on the failures of the ones that came before. Of course it didn't take much to improve on my first wagon which was built out of a great find from a machinery auction. On today's episode I wanted to take some time to talk about the design for this chicken wagon and why I decided to build it the way that I did. Below you will find a series of pictures showing my chicken wagon build at various stages along the way.
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Here are all of the building supplies needed for building my 10x15 chicken wagon.
We laid out the floor with our 2x4 joists and then placed the 3/4" treated plywood on for the floor.
The walls were built with studs 2' on center. I actually attached my steel horizontal instead of vertical like it normally would be so I had less cutting to do.align="aligncenter" width="300"]
One of the best things about this wagon was that I borrowed an air nailer from a friend. That made the framing process much faster!
An important thing to work on as you are framing the building is trying to keep everything square. That doesn't happen often on my farm, but that's why I always say "it's good enough for who it's for."
Here my son is working on the frame of our hinged roost, this will be great for when he needs to clean it out ;)
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