Do they need to be separate from the chickens?I have a pair of pilgrim geese. People say that they don't need water but they absolutely love it. In the summer their pool is their mainstay. They sit in it all day. They are in a smaller tub, about 7 gallons, in the winter. Yes, even on very cold and snowy days they are always bathing and preening. They also have a 2 gallon drinking bucket that they dip their heads into in their cage. Their feathers are beautiful. We are making a larger pool for them this summer so that they can actually float and swim. It's a landscaping pool. The preening helps bring up the oils from their feather glands which insulates them from heat or cold. The only time I have problems is in the breeding season and the gander is aggressive. I have heard that after 2 years old that behavior will lesson but that theory is still out as these are just 2 years old. Otherwise very easy keepers.