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My pics are LATE...but everything is LATE in my life right now. Lol. Lots of things to do and not enough time!

 

My brother took sympathy on my goslings being forced to live in a house of my making...so he took over, built them a house in his shop, loaded it on a trailer and brought it here...they're thrilled (especially after the 70mph winds we had the other day, 'cause this house came through like a rock... my house would probably be in Georgia somewhere)

 

Arrival!!!! wee.gif

Goose House Arrival.JPG

 

Inside pen/run

Goose House east.JPG

 

Goose House front and run.JPG

 

Goose House front.JPG

 

There is no dividing wall (he just designed it with two doors in case a brooding mother needed some privacy, then it can be divided)

Goose House front exterior with doors open.JPG

 

A shot of the front vents from the inside

Goose House Interior Front.JPG

 

 

Interior pic of rear vents

Goose House Interior Rear Vents.JPG

 

 

Goslings wondering where the interior pool is that they specifically ordered

Goose House with Goslings.JPG

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."  -Marcelene Cox
 

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"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."  -Marcelene Cox
 

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  Nice house, I'd be more  than happy for it to  blow to  Georgia frow.gif   The  ventilation is important I  have 3 houses and  put  wire all around the  top and the doors are wire for air, Geese do have 'down ' coats even in summer , so in the  south shade and ventilation are essential for  them.  If you need  shade, you can get shade cloth at walmarts, in the fall marked down.... or regular price in summer . Or one of  those shade sails on ebay , I snagged 2 cheap last fall because they were green .... I like green. You need to  paint it with  good exterior paint, and the floor several coats . I also put down a heavy vinyl and  staple it to  floor to  protect wood in duck houses.... After they eat all the grass down to dirt . you may want to add some gravel or  rocks around the pool. If you  then  cover the  whole yard with  gravel , you can just hose it down.....there will be mud, I  promiseold.gif
 

Slave to an Arabian, 2 half Arabians, a donkey,2 rat terriers, a jack Russel terrie ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks, Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans. All from Holderread stock.In the foothills of the Georgia Mountains.
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Slave to an Arabian, 2 half Arabians, a donkey,2 rat terriers, a jack Russel terrie ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks, Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans. All from Holderread stock.In the foothills of the Georgia Mountains.
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Originally Posted by mominoz View Post

  Nice house, I'd be more  than happy for it to  blow to  Georgia frow.gif   The  ventilation is important I  have 3 houses and  put  wire all around the  top and the doors are wire for air, Geese do have 'down ' coats even in summer , so in the  south shade and ventilation are essential for  them.  If you need  shade, you can get shade cloth at walmarts, in the fall marked down.... or regular price in summer . Or one of  those shade sails on ebay , I snagged 2 cheap last fall because they were green .... I like green. You need to  paint it with  good exterior paint, and the floor several coats . I also put down a heavy vinyl and  staple it to  floor to  protect wood in duck houses.... After they eat all the grass down to dirt . you may want to add some gravel or  rocks around the pool. If you  then  cover the  whole yard with  gravel , you can just hose it down.....there will be mud, I  promiseold.gif
 

Thanks for the complements and advice! These are my first waterfowl, so I am a newbie to all of this and appreciate any help.

 

They have two black shade cloths on them now, but I am searching for white or tan...in this heatwave, the black colors seems to be absorbing and radiating too much heat downward. Been looking at the Aluminet shade cloth, but gee its EXPENSIVE.

 

Working on the paint too. I live next door to my mom, so trying to pick a color that makes her happy (to keep down her complaints of living next door to Ellie May Clampet big_smile.png ) and doesn't entirely grate on my nerves is a balancing act. She wants sunshine yellow and I want a soft green (blending those two colors just looks like a bad trip to the candy counter.) We are still in negotiations smile.png

 

I love your idea of rock/gravel in the yard and hosing it down...easy maintenance rules! With the lack of rain, the dirt soaks up water so fast that half an hour later you'd never know I had just dumped a pool and washed it out...but hopefully that will change.

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."  -Marcelene Cox
 

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"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."  -Marcelene Cox
 

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If I show these pictures to my geese they will go on strike, I just know it!  They have to share a 16' x16' house with chickens.  I'm now in the process of dividing the house into screened rooms.  Thanks for the idea on ventilation but how much should I cover them in the winter?  I'm at 7100' elevation in Colorado and it gets darn cold.  I thought about using a "sweeter heater" this year, any thoughts?  I have used red heat lamps in the past which works okay but if there is something better I'd like to know about it.  I just LOVE your goose house!

post #5 of 25

Very nice! Your brother did a great job!

post #6 of 25
Very sweet of your brother!! Im sure your goslings are super happy. I'm wondering about the gravel, will it hurt their feet?

2 African Geese, a Sun Conure and 2 parakeets

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post #7 of 25

What gravel?

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Proud owner of a Shih Tzu (Snickers), 4 cats (Peppy, Gizmo, Lil Kitty, and Lindy), 2 chinchillas (Ivory & Ebony), 4 guinea pigs (Ozzie, Freckles, Baby Girl, and Zack), 18 wonderful chickens, 5 quacking ducks, and a beta fish RIP ChiChi & Chia <3
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post #8 of 25
Mominiz mentioned putting gravel in the pen once the grass is gone.

2 African Geese, a Sun Conure and 2 parakeets

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post #9 of 25

Oh, sorry. I didn't read. Just looked at the gorgeous pictures!

 

 Yeah, I think the gravel would hurt their feet. You could put straw or hay down after the grass is gone

Proud owner of a Shih Tzu (Snickers), 4 cats (Peppy, Gizmo, Lil Kitty, and Lindy), 2 chinchillas (Ivory & Ebony), 4 guinea pigs (Ozzie, Freckles, Baby Girl, and Zack), 18 wonderful chickens, 5 quacking ducks, and a beta fish RIP ChiChi & Chia <3
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Proud owner of a Shih Tzu (Snickers), 4 cats (Peppy, Gizmo, Lil Kitty, and Lindy), 2 chinchillas (Ivory & Ebony), 4 guinea pigs (Ozzie, Freckles, Baby Girl, and Zack), 18 wonderful chickens, 5 quacking ducks, and a beta fish RIP ChiChi & Chia <3
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post #10 of 25

If your brother wants to adopt a sister, I am available.  You owe him big time, that is a great structure.  Your geese have it made.

 

cindy

Geese:  Embden, Gray Saddleback Pomeranians

Chickens:  Australorp, White Rock, Java

Dogs:  Australian Shepherd, Catahoula   Cats:  Tuxedo

My Blog:  http://plantcityhomestead.blogspot.com/

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Geese:  Embden, Gray Saddleback Pomeranians

Chickens:  Australorp, White Rock, Java

Dogs:  Australian Shepherd, Catahoula   Cats:  Tuxedo

My Blog:  http://plantcityhomestead.blogspot.com/

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