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Geese coming in at night.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by muscovy94, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey everyone I have a question. You know how if you have chickens in their pen for a few weeks and you let them out they will come back when it gets dark to roost? Well my question is, If I hatch some geese, and while they are young I keep them in their pen, and I let them out to eat some grass and go in the pond, will they come back to their pen when it gets dark like chickens will, because I dont want predators to get them. Any info will be greatly appreciated!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks. [​IMG]
  2. Mine don't, they have a mind of their own on how things should be and are only in the goose barn right now because it's been about 19 degrees below zero and the snow must sting their webs...so they are on a thick bed of straw inside and are surrounded by chain link fence.
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Mine don't roost in the coop with the chickens and turkeys. They stay outside. But, it doesn't get very cold here too often.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    My geese run around on the lawn all day and when it hits nightfall they go back into the garden area.

    Now, after they go in, I put them in one of the chicken runs because of an owl attack. You should make sure you have somewhere where they are confined for the night with a top enclosure so you don't happen upon an owl trying to eat your pet alive.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    A friend of mine has a lot of geese. All hers go back inside at night. They have been taught to. She doesn't have a pond for them, so maybe that helps. I do know that she waits till almost dark to feed them, and she feeds them in the pen, so of course they go in to eat and she just locks them up.
  6. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    upper marlboro. md
    My geese and ducks are the last to go to their coop at night. I feed them every night at bedtime so they follow me in without having to catch them. I feel like the pied piper...lol.....
  7. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    but will they come back to the roost even though we have a pond? Because when my ducks started going down the pond they stayed there.
  8. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I don't have geese but my ducks go back to the coop just like the chickens at the same time. [​IMG]
  9. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have always herded mine in and the other day they went in by themselves before I got there. They even split into the right pens! You still need to shut the doors though.
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:That is exactly what mine do, or are you talking about mine shelly! LOL Usually they are waiting IN the pen for me to come feed them. Once they get used to the routine, they will stick to it! (PS shelly, I have Call duck eggs just found them today! WOO HOO)

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