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post #1 of 16
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Does anyone know where you can find a DIY goose house design?

Or does anyone have any really good pictures of their build and design?

I am looking to house 4 to 6 sebastopol geese....I am only getting 2....but you know how having only 2 of anything goes tongue

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post #2 of 16

my dh and bil made a "goose garage" which is open on one end with 3 walls and a roof. Its very basic and about 4' high. My geese don't like to be inside at all. The females will nest in there but that's it. They don't hang out. They prefer to freeze outside or get wet outside. They are never seeking shelter. Even with the option, at night I still find them sleeping outside.

I have the following birds: Chickens: Delaware, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Bantam Non-molting Phoenix. Ducks: Runner ducks, occasionally others. Geese: Mutts to look after the ducks.

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I have the following birds: Chickens: Delaware, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Bantam Non-molting Phoenix. Ducks: Runner ducks, occasionally others. Geese: Mutts to look after the ducks.

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post #3 of 16
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Im just worried about predators...do you close them in a run?

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post #4 of 16

We have 2 toulouse.  We are using a simple calf hutch.  Its about 8 feet across and round.  We threw a bunch of straw in there and cut off the front edge so they don't have to crawl over anything to walk in and out.

They don't use it much, even in the dead cold of our WI winter but they have it if they need it.  We have coyotes around and they haven't bothered the geese at all.  I think coyotes are afraid of them, or at least the adults.

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post #5 of 16

We have 2 Canadian geese nesting on the neighbors pond area.  We also have tons of coyotes.  I have never seen them messing with the geese.  Perhaps they know better.  I have seen them coming close while hunting rodents, and they have never shown interest in the birds. 
Katharina

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I have toulouse and I no longer coop them at night.  I hear coyotes every night and have never had an issue with them taking on the geese.  I am not saying it couldnt happen but I think large geese are pretty good at taking care of themselves.  My gander rushed me today, I was catching some chickens.  He didnt like it.  It scared the crap out of me that is for sure.  I had a broom close by and put it between us and he decided to live to fight another day.  I think they can be quite intimidating.

post #7 of 16
I have two Chinese Geese, I am going to build them a house, but they do they need to be in all the time , they roost under my window now.
I live in Minnesota and worry about the cold and wind chills
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I have two Chinese Geese, I am going to build them a house, but they do they need to be in all the time , they roost under my window now.
I live in Minnesota and worry about the cold and wind chills

They need shelter from the extreme elements. and for their own safety. lots of predators love goose dinner. My geese are only in their house at night safely locked up. :welcome   My flock has access to their houses during the day when temps are low and when it's snowing or raining most of the time they find a spot where they are out of the worst of the weather. There are a lot of pics of houses folks have built for their geese if you type goose houses in the search.

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

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post #9 of 16
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I have two Chinese Geese, I am going to build them a house, but they do they need to be in all the time , they roost under my window now.
I live in Minnesota and worry about the cold and wind chills

I would lock them up at night so they don't become goose dinner. Give them plenty of loose bedding. Our geese and ducks liked that last winter. They will be able to go out most days. They love to play in the snow and take snow baths after a fluffy snowfall. When temp temps dip well below zero try putting some Vaseline on their knobs. A couple of ours got a little frostbite last year but it got down to -37. They should have a place to get in out of the wind all of the time.

post #10 of 16

Here's Our Goose House!

 

I have 2 Geese. I grew up in MA until 2 years ago. Now I live in TN.

Hope you like my Goose House....This is what you call a

Yankee Goose House...lol..lol...

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