Ok we have an ice storm on the way, that being said i am still kicking them out. They are ripping more hens feathers like mad men. One stupid, stupid, gander ( belongs to my mother so I cannot kill it) has decided since the female geese are not interested he will try to mate my chickens. He is HUGE and ROUGH. One of my poor girls is bloody at the moment and in this cold. So I put them in the fenced in garden. We built a pallet shelter. 5 pallents, barnsiding sheet roof, plastic wrapped, filled with straw. I know this is not as secure, or warm as my hen house but do you think they can survive with it? Is there any way to keep my geese and chickens together without bloodshed? They were find until the gander got a bit frisky. One other issue, anyone know what I can do for frost bite. I have 2 roos with it pretty bad. Not sure why. They were supposed to be cold hardy also. No one else seems bothered. The coop is well insulated, vented, tons of straw on the ground, proper roosts. Because one is low rank in the flock he does tend to spend as much time outside as possible. he really goes in when its dark and thats it. I am going to sneak out with them tonight and do the vasaline thing. A bit worried because one looks pretty bad. The other looks bad but it does not look like frost bite so much as half his comb and the tips are purple. Its only on the coldest days. Any tips on what I need to change?