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How Do I Keep Geese Out Of The Chicken Coop???

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Hi everyone, I have 60 rescue chickens and 28 geese on my property. My problem is that my geese are getting into the chicken coop and eating all the chicken feed. This poses problems for me as it is expensive and chickens wont enter the coop when a goose in inside. 

I have tried everything I can think of to keep the geese out....the problem I have it that some of my ex battery chooks can no longer fly or even jump so having an entry off the ground without a ramp wont work. I have tried ramps but the smart geese still manage to climb up and down. It is not an option to separate the geese from the chickens as I have only one secure free ranging paddock.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 

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:welcome  Can you partially block the entrance to the coop so that only the chickens can enter?

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:welcome  Can you partially block the entrance to the coop so that only the chickens can enter?

Like a pop door that is too small for the geese to get through,. I had to do this to keep my geese out of my chicken coop. 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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I tried that but you would be amazed what a goose can squeeze through. Also three of my geese are runts and some of my chickens are quite large (not the battery hens but other unwanted ones I've taken on).

thankyou for the suggestion tho :-)

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I personally use a short piece of hog panel for keeping my geese out of my duck pen when the door is open during the day. The geese and ducks have side by side pens but during the day they are all together. As a result the geese would sometimes end up then the duck pen when one of the ducks was laying. The hag panel has squares big enough for the ducks to go through but the geese can't. The squares seem to be just big enough for my big Swedish ducks to squeeze through. The geese are just a bit to big. Its worked well for me.

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