Successful Overwintering and Breeding at 68 Degrees North in Inuvik, NWT!

Hen and her chicks -Photo by Les Kutny
Hen and her chicks -Photo by Les Kutny

Les Kutny,  from Inuvik, overwinters and breeds his own chickens and rabbits. He also sells eggs year round from the gate as well as from the Inuvik Community Greenhouse in the summer.

Map of Inuvik

Inuvik is  200 km North of the Arctic Circle!

A small chick in between his mother's feathers - Photo by Les Kutny
A small chick keeping warm – Photo by Les Kutny

In addition to keeping farm animals and producing eggs, Les Kutny grows a variety of vegetables including  kale, spinach, Swiss chard, peas, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, lettuce & potatoes as well as  rhubarb, black currants, raspberries & Saskatoon berries – which are sold, in season, at the gate and through the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.

Rabbits enjoying fresh vegetables - Photo by Les Kutny
Rabbits enjoying fresh vegetables – Photo by Les Kutny


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