Goose Housing~ flooring/design

Discussion in 'Geese' started by haycat, May 31, 2017.

  1. haycat

    haycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I'm currently planning my next goose house as my guys are out growing the repurposed chicken coop turned goose house they currently live in. I only keep them in at night. I would love to see pics of other peoples goose houses.

    I'm thinking concrete or sand flooring. I'm leaning to concrete as I can just hose it to keep things clean, but have done sand in coops and liked it too. Of course chickens seem to poop less. I'm not sure how much more I'd end up digging it out and replacing?

    For concrete, has any one tried collecting the poopy water run off for liquid fertilizer? If so please share!

    I have also toyed with the idea of a moveable coop, but they trample the ground so fast I think I'd end up moving it every day to avoid bare spots.
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goose houses are 4' tall 4' wide and 6' long. The front opens to a run that I let them out of daily and the entire back opens up for cleaning/egg gathering. It's seem at least in my experience that the geese prefer to sleep outside in the run and don't go to the bathroom in the house as long as there is access outside. Right now I have a brown Chinese in one goose house that has built a 'mega nest' and is sitting eggs.
     
  3. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. haycat

    haycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    Mine seem to prefer sleeping out side too. Unfortunately there is a bobcat that would be happy for an easy meal hanging around. Maybe I should be considering a larger netted run rather than a smaller roofed shelter.
     

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