How cold is too cold for my geese?

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  1. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese have a pen in the garage, they are completely protected from the wind, but it's almost the same temp in the garage as the outside. They are on about 6 inches of pine shavings with food and water(in a heated bucket). It's getting down to -5 tonight, will they be ok?

    I tried to let them out of their pen this morning so I could clean it, they wouldn't come out, I had to go in and shoo them out. As soon as I finished cleaning the pen they ran back in!

    Will they be ok tonight?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    As long as they are out of drafts and can't get frozen in water they should be fine, it's going down to 3* with wind chills down into minus and mine have lots of bedding and where very happy to go inside tonight that wind and temps of 22 for a high today was brutal. They will lay on their feet and legs put their faces into their down and it will be like they pulled a down comforter over on themselves.
     
  3. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our high temp for today was 8, tonight the wind chills will get to -15 to -20. It's very windy! Poor babies!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hey we just got our temps for tonight and morning -22 with wind chills. My poor babies too.
     
  5. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm taking your advise Lydia that they will be fine, and I'm sure they will, but it hurts my face outside LOL
     
  6. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out in the garage to visit with them and sat on their pine shavings. I have to say, the pine shavings are nice! Almost warmed my butt! They are a great insulation.

    I also held both Moose and Lucy on my lap while I sat in their pen. Holy Crap! Their feet are cold! I warmed their feet with my own legs and gave kisses and pets as I held them.

    I LOVE my geese!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well hopefully this morning you will find them happy and ready to eat.
     
  8. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, their fine LOL
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I haven't been out yet still dark but I can hear my rooster crowing, it's 4* with awful wind.
     
  10. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the wind is awful!!! Cleaning up the frozen goose turds is easy though ;)
     

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