I do not have geese at the moment but hope to get some soon or next spring. Before I can think about getting them however I need some information that I can't seem to find in a internet search. I have to make sure I can care for them before I make the final pitch of geese to mom and dad. I have to have every relevant source of information and leave them with no questions before they'll seriously discuss it. What do geese need to eat in the winter? I don't have access to plain wheat, only chicken scratch (corn and red wheat mix). Can it be used as a sort of replacement to the wheat part of their diet? (I can get a dry feed made for geese but for what I've read their diet has to be varied, right?). Because of their love for water, and freezing temperatures in the winter, can I remove the water at night and only give it during the day? Can geese bought as adults ever become used to a new owner enough not to attack and/or become pets to that new owner or do they have to be bought as goslings in order to imprint? I read somewhere that they need hay and/or hay pellets in the winter as roughage, is this true? If it is do they get a hay bale dry or does that days' hay have to be soaked? (hay pellets would be soaked, correct?). Any information you have pertaining to cold climates would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.