Winter on the farm 2

On New Year eve winter at last came to Montreal. I am not sure about people, but chickens are happy for sure!

Chickens meet me on the snow

Chickens meet me on the snow

The old tempo tent holds well and gives enough protection for chickens to spend all day outdoors.

Tempo tent serves well as a chicken run and a storage for compost

Tempo tent serves well as a chicken run and a storage for compost

 

Farby managed to hatch a chick! And I added her 3 more so the first one would’t be bored. Farby sat on eggs in total for at least 31 days!

Farby hatched a chick in January

Farby hatched a chick in January

There is less danger of predators in the greenhouse so I  simply turned the broody cage on the side to let Farby and here chicks wander around. Other chickens greeted them.

Farby and chicks can roam free in the greenhouse

Farby and chicks can roam free in the greenhouse

 

To protect winter greens from frost (and from chickens) we covered them with a layer of plastic. This seems to work well so far.

Winter greens under double cover

Winter greens under double cover