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Our family raises and puts up all our own meat chickens for the year, and we like them to be as healthy as possible. To do this, it means allowing them to free-range, peck around, and scratch for bugs and other insects. But it’s also important that our flock is protected from the elements and from nature.

In this video, we’re sharing how we let our chickens free-range while keeping them safe in what Josh has coined the “Idaho A-Frame Chicken Tractor”.

He’s also sharing all the important aspects to consider when building or buying a chicken tractor of your own.


WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

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Here’s an update on what we’ve done today.

We are finishing off the exterior walls of our barndominium tiny home inside of our pole barn. The goal is to finish our DIY tiny home build so we can move on to our home build!

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We are a homeschool and homesteading family currently building off grid on our new 20 acre homestead in North Idaho. We garden, seed save, raise meat rabbits, raise chickens, process our own meat, save our own seed, can, bake, and do just about everything that we can ourselves to achieve a self sufficient and debt free life for our family.

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A day in the life of a self-sufficeint homesteader

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Here we’ll discuss the basic set of tools you’ll need to walk onto a raw piece of land and start clearing, building, cutting firewood, gardening etc. The way I see it there are 3 types of tools you’ll need to get things done on an off-grid homestead….watch the video and find out what they are. Dave Whipple

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