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What does your goose coop look like?

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I am in the process of building a large raised chicken coop and got to thinking about whether or not I would be able to use the underside as a goose coop for Sebastopol geese.  The chickens would have a separate enclosed run (on either side of the coop) from the geese.  My yard is fenced in and I could also extend a run in front of the coop for the geese.  I don't have any yet, but would like to get a few in the spring.

Please post pictures of your goose coop and if you have any thoughts/suggestions on whether I would have to build a separate coop, or if I could somehow enclose the bottom of my chicken coop area and make it into a goose coop.  You can see my coop build in progress on my BYC page.

post #2 of 47

Hi

We use low shed as their nesting and sleeping quarters.  These are about 8ft long, 4 ft deep and about 4.5ft high with a ventilation grill along the top.  The centre door means we can use either side as a nesting area and accomadates our trios without any problem.

Pete wink

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80310_040320113285.jpg

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

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post #3 of 47

[ img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/90849_img_0251.jpg. Our coop started off as a kids play house and sand box, little did we know that a few short years later it would become a goose coop.

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I don't have any pictures of the outside.  I have a double-decker duckbarn that's 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide.  The bottom section is for my mallard-types and it's 3.5 feet high, then the upper portion is the Muscovy apartment.  The Goosehouse is sistered up to the duckbarn (I added it later) with an access door so the geese and ducks can sleep in either section.  The Goosehouse is 7' x 7' square.  So it's tall enough for me to comfortably get in there standing - unlike the Duckbarn.  I built a long row of large Muscovy nest boxes along the wall, way up at the ceiling.  The girls access them by a ramp into individual doors on the Muscovy side but I have hatch-doors on the Goosehouse side that makes it easy for me to gather eggs and check on broody girls.

I realized I only took pictures the day I finished the Goosehouse and don't have any recent shots.  When I finished it I also decided to partition half of it off with garden netting and house some semifeathered ducklings in there as an introduction to sleeping with the flock (but without access to the flock).  I was still cold out so I put a small hut in there with a brooder lamp to keep them warm at night until they got a few more feathers.  Here are the pictures:

View from the people door looking in. You can see 2 pop doors that open to different places in the duck yard that can be closed off by gates in case I need to seperate any of the flock.  The dark little door is the one giving access into the Duckbarn.  This gives me the option of closing off the Goosehouse entirely if I need to seperate anyone.  There are now 3 large Muscovy nestboxes at the ceiling over this access door.
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You can just barely make out the garden netting stretched from pop door to people door containing the duckling hut and their waterer. (never mind the table lamp-LOL-it was the fastest way to put a light on a timer until I got a permanent solution lol )
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I'll try to get some pictures of my arrangement right now... or at least of the Muscovy nest boxes.

~Dana Kee

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~Dana Kee

Solo Southern Maryland Homesteading with Pilgrim Geese, White French Production Muscovy, Welsh Harlequin, Penciled Indian Runners, Black Cayuga & Dutch Hookbill all watched over by Moose-Mastiffs and a Bengal kitty. 
 

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post #5 of 47

Some lovely set up being shown here smile

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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post #6 of 47

I just got geese and love looking at what everyones coops look like! Thank you for showing us big_smile

BF, DS#1 (23), DS#2 (19),DD (13) 6 little ankle biters, 2 cats, 2 cockitiels, 1 parakeet, 24 chickens, 2 geese and ME!
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BF, DS#1 (23), DS#2 (19),DD (13) 6 little ankle biters, 2 cats, 2 cockitiels, 1 parakeet, 24 chickens, 2 geese and ME!
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post #7 of 47

Anyone else out there have any pictures that they can add?  pop.gif

 

(by the way, to those of you who have already shared your pics, I very much like the set up that you have going on!!)


 
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Find your goose! Threads by breed: African & Chinese,,, American Buff,,, Embden,,, Toulouse,,, Pomeranian,,, Sebastopol,,, Pilgrim,,, Steinbacher,,, Mini Geese,,, Tufted Roman,,,  Cotton Patch,,,  Nene,,, Egyptian,,,
 
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post #8 of 47

Here's a coop picture I found elsewhere on the forum rounds, posted by BYC member promisedland , http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/5764505

 

 

 


 
Find your goose! Threads by breed: African & Chinese,,, American Buff,,, Embden,,, Toulouse,,, Pomeranian,,, Sebastopol,,, Pilgrim,,, Steinbacher,,, Mini Geese,,, Tufted Roman,,,  Cotton Patch,,,  Nene,,, Egyptian,,,
 
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Find your goose! Threads by breed: African & Chinese,,, American Buff,,, Embden,,, Toulouse,,, Pomeranian,,, Sebastopol,,, Pilgrim,,, Steinbacher,,, Mini Geese,,, Tufted Roman,,,  Cotton Patch,,,  Nene,,, Egyptian,,,
 
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post #9 of 47

Great looking coop! did you say you can only fit a trio in there? I would post some but mine is old and falling apart it was built in 1949.

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Originally Posted by pete55 View Post

Hi

We use low shed as their nesting and sleeping quarters.  These are about 8ft long, 4 ft deep and about 4.5ft high with a ventilation grill along the top.  The centre door means we can use either side as a nesting area and accomadates our trios without any problem.

Pete wink

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80310_040320113285.jpg

 

 

post #10 of 47

Goose coop in progress...

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As we have come to find out, April & Nine (White Chinese geese) like to be in the middle of everything.

 

Will post updated picture soon!


Edited by Going Bhonkers - 5/31/12 at 2:55pm

 
Find your goose! Threads by breed: African & Chinese,,, American Buff,,, Embden,,, Toulouse,,, Pomeranian,,, Sebastopol,,, Pilgrim,,, Steinbacher,,, Mini Geese,,, Tufted Roman,,,  Cotton Patch,,,  Nene,,, Egyptian,,,
 
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Find your goose! Threads by breed: African & Chinese,,, American Buff,,, Embden,,, Toulouse,,, Pomeranian,,, Sebastopol,,, Pilgrim,,, Steinbacher,,, Mini Geese,,, Tufted Roman,,,  Cotton Patch,,,  Nene,,, Egyptian,,,
 
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