Chicken Puzzle (2020 Release)

DESIGNER: Olexandre Kapkan
MATERIAL: Yellowheart, Cherry
RELEASE DATE: 3.3.2020
EDITION: 76 Copies Released
SIZE: 2" x 2.5" x 4.25"

I'm glad to be revisiting this fun design! Originally released with limited availability in 2015, the Chicken Puzzle boasts an impressive level 10 solution and a hidden surprise. The 2020 version was upgraded with an improved chicken byproduct retention system. Yellowheart and Cherry offset each other for that pleasing chicken look without all the annoying chicken poop everywhere. Or do they...?

Construction techniques used in this puzzle are unique. The Yellowheart cage is made of only six pieces; each corner wrap around was milled from solid wood. Burr internals sit flush with the outer pieces and use notched joinery, showing only uninterrupted side grain. A lot of time and effort was spent making this puzzle not only strong but aesthetically pleasing. 

76 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Puzzle Mad wrote a very good blog review of this interlocking puzzle.

This item is sold out and no longer available. Our Marketplace is the best source for discontinued work. We occasionally revisit discontinued designs at our sole discretion and do not accept requests or one-off commissions.

To ensure the proper continued operation and fit of your puzzles, please check out our product care guide. We recommend an occasional polishing with Rennaisance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Best chicken

This puzzle, while oozing charm and adorableness, is actually quite tricky, and obviously beautifully made. Took roughly 1.5 hours to disassemble and then reassemble, and I loved every second of it.

Carole R.

Loved it

tastes like chicken...that's made of wood

i've had to clean up chicken shit in the past, but i've never had to put it back in the chicken when i'm done. i had to set this one down for a minute, because i couldn't stop laughing long enough to solve it. when i came back to it, i could see this was not a One Trick Chicken, but a decently tricky burr -- tricky enough that i felt the need to diagram it for reassembly. i also noted on the diagram that this puzzle should be solved over some newspaper.

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