Winter on the farm – 3

It’s mid February and the day is more then 10 hours now. In spite of bitter cold winter greens started to grow again.

Winter greens planted in November are ready

Winter greens planted in November are ready

The temperature in the greenhouse is much higher then outside. By midday all frozen water thaws and greens are ready for harvest.

Though it’s -25C outside!

Chickens make "puffballs" on bitter cold of -25C

Chickens make “puffballs” on bitter cold of -25C

Chickens tolerate the cold good. They move much less, some even eat less, some have “bubbly eyes” that is chicken’s running nose. But generally they look happy and healthy.

They started to lay more eggs.

 

Green eggs fro Ameraucana chickens

Green eggs fro Ameraucana chickens

The only thing that didn’t tolerate the cold was my cookie tin water heater. So chickens stay without water for several hours.

 

With a fresh egg supply I restarted my incubator. The new date is March 4.