Originally Posted by Goosey Lucy
Hi Miss Lydia,
I must apologise for my late response.
I have been very busy with getting everything ready for Santa's arrival .
I'm dying to know was it Castlebellingham that you seen on you tube or Dublin . Because Castlebellingham is where we are.Its a small village built by the English, which makes it very picturesque .There's a Castle at their edge of the village . Which Wallace Simpson and Edward visited. You really should visit sometime. And we are only 1 hour from Dublin .
Now Lydia ,I am wondering if it was to get, to let's says -3, in temperature at night, should I consider
getting a red lamp.I have my 3 geese Charlie, Myrtle, and Henry O'shaugnesy ,in a wooden shed 7ft X 7 ft .
I have lined the walls with straw bales. I wonder is this enough. Because when I sit with them for a while every evening I notice their shed still feels cold and I worry for them.
Im sorry about all these maybe, silly questions , but no one near me has geese except the man I bought them of,he doesn't keep his geese for pets
He keeps them for the Christmas dinner so his standard of care won't be high when it comes to geese comfort ,and so I'd like keep mine safe and happy.
And so I will be needing to call on your wisdom and knowledge from time to time.
Look forward to hearing from you ,
@Goosey Lucy great to see you back on again.. I had to go look up what -3 was since we use F to your C but -3 and 27 is not too cold for geese that are fully feathered in and healthy. they are after all wearing down under those feathers.. I would not use heat. Please never feel your questions are silly, you want your geese to be safe comfortable and healthy nothing wrong with that at all. Next time you go out to sit with them of an evening wear a down jacket or vest and let me know if you feel the cold where the down is.
You want to make sure they are out of high wind[drafts inside their shed] and that they have good ventilation in their shed because they will produce alot of moisture through their bodies and poop so there needs to be a way for it to get out so good air from windows and bad air leaving from vents up top around roof. Does this shed have any windows or opening when you can let in some good fresh air but it isn't blowing wind right over top of them? We are into low 20'sF right now and I keep south and east windows open at the top. then there is venting at the roof to let out the moisture.
I hope you call on me alot I love talking about geese they are such awesome birds..
Yep Christmas is getting closer by the day and when you have children there is alot to do.
None of my mine will be Christmas goose either.
I googled Castelbellingham and found video that showed the main street going through town it is a very pretty place and I have a good friend that is now living in Ireland so maybe one day I will get to visit.