1. cleoppa

    cleoppa Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 28, 2010
    OK, so I'm thinking of getting a pair of geese.

    I have opossums around here, and possibly the occasional coon, skunk, etc.

    So, I'm trying to think of the best way to protect them.

    I have this enclosed area that I think was intended as a dog run. I always intended to use it for chickens, so when I updated my fence, I kept that in mind. It is chain link fence, enclosed. Parts of it are 6 feet tall and other parts are 4 feet.

    Eventually I may turn the shed next to it into a chicken coop, but not right now. I hear geese are pretty hardy, so I was planning on giving them a dog house or something with hay.

    But what about predators? Any thoughts or suggestions? Do I need to enclose the whole thing in chicken wire or something? What about gaps? Nothing's wide enough to let my small dog through, and probably not wide enough for a chicken to get through, but possibly a possum could get in.

    Thanks!
     
  2. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    There are not a whole lot of predators taht will go after geese after they are full grown. Most common is a Coyote,or Dogs. I have mine in a horse pasture with horse fence that is 5 foot tall. The pen is about 2 arces.
     

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