Does anyone know how I can get my geese out of the chicken house and into their own?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Magpie1, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Magpie1

    Magpie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 geese and 20 chickens live in an apple orchard with an additional run and hen house. In the run, there is also a dog house with a flip top lid I've converted to a goose house. The problem is, the geese won't go in the dog house. The goose goes into the chicken coop, chases the chickens out, breaks some of the eggs either accidentally or on purpose, and lays her own in the favorite nest box. There are plenty of other places for her or the chickens to lay eggs. I've tried moving her eggs but she then proceeds to destroy them. I'd like to keep the geese with the chickens because of hawks and eagles but am thinking maybe they may need to go to another spot. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    I hope you have resolved the issue. If not, you will need to pen the goose up for 1-3 weeks. Use some three foot chicken wire and T-posts to make an area around the dog house.
     
  3. Magpie1

    Magpie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penning her in probably would have been the best idea. I've already moved her and her eggs. When she went out, I picked up the nest box and moved it to the dog house. I then made the chicken coop uninviting by turning all the floor boxes (apple boxes) on their sides. It took her a bit to find the eggs, though I did try to make it obvious. She found them within an hour or so and went back to setting. She's been setting pretty continuously since. We'll see if they hatch or not. Thank you for your advice; I'll remember it in the future.
     
  4. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    I'm so sorry no one responded a lot sooner! Myself included.
     

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