Winterizing our chickens. —– Kanad talvekorterisse (keri alla eestikeelse osani).

Our chickens are staying on our pasture in their chicken tractor for the warm season – from spring to autumn. And today was the day they moved into their winter coop that is attatched to our greenhouse.

Chickens are safe from wind and rain in greenhouse having access to their wintercoop.
Chickens in greenhouse.

I do not clean the greenhouse after growing season of tomatoes and the rest of the vegetables is over. I leave it to chickens to take care of that. After they have cleaned all the green matter there I bring them more autumn leaves and hay. So there will be some sort of deep litter which we clean out in spring before next growing season to plant tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse again.

This spring I built compost pile from the deep litter from the greenhouse and I turned it couple of times in the summer. Now I have very nice compost wich I put on our garden beds. Perhaps it ( compost) should sit a little longer in this pile but I already know that I do not have time in spring to prepare all the beds at right moment and all my spring plantings and seedings will delay because of that. So I do try to prepare my garden beds this autumn already. At least some beds….

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Meie kanad veedavad soojema hooaja (kevadest sügiseni) oma kanatraktoris karjamaal ja talvel kasvuhoonega ühendatud soojustatud kuudis. Täna oli siis see päev, kus me kolisime nad “talvekorterisse”.

Peale kasvuhooaja lõppu ma kasvuhoonet ei korista. Jätan selle kõik kanade hooleks. Peale seda kui nad on kogu rohelise materjali ära “koristanud” hakkan ma seal sügavallapanu kasvatama. Lisan kasvuhoonesse aegajalt heina ja sügislehti. Kevadel, ennem kasvuhooaja algust, veame sügavallapanuks veetud materjali, mis on kanakakaga rikastatud jälle kasvuhoonest välja.

Sel kevadel tassisin kogu selle materjali kompostihunnikusse. Vedasin aga kärutäie ja kastsin leige veega. Kompost läks väga kiiresti käima. Tõstsin seda hunnikut suvel mõned korrad ka ringi ja nüüd, sügiseks, on meil super äge kompost, mida ma peenardele tassin. Ilmselt peaks see kompost veel hunnikus seisma, aga ma juba tean, et kevadel ei tule mul peenarde ettevalmistamisest midagi välja. Lõpuks venivad jällegi külvamine ja taimede istutamine hiiglama pika aja peale. Parem on ikkagi sügisel, nii palju kui saab, peenraid ette valmistada. Kasvõi mõned peenrad….

 

 

 

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