My Geese Hate Snow, and I'm feeling really sorry for them!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Amanda39, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor babies HATE the snow! Today was the first day they have been out side for more than 20 minutes. It's been around 12-20 degrees this week with blowing gusty winds and snow. Monday through Thursday, I bundled up and took them out, after about 15-20 minutes, they high tailed it to the garage. I kicked them out, over and over, just while I was cleaning their garage pen. I tried to take them for a short walk, just to my mail box. They both just kept sitting down and tucking in their feet. So, I led them back to the pen and they stayed in the garage all week(except for pen cleaning and short walks) until today. Today it was all sun, no wind, and about 20 this after noon. I filled their pool, walked them to their outdoor pen and let them stay out for about 3 hours. I let them in at 4:30 because it was getting dark. They both were in the pool the whole time(I had filled it with warm water and put the pond heater in there). When I called them out, they came out immediately, but in the 5 minutes it took me to emtpy the pool, they were both already sitting in the snow feet tucked up. I made them walk back to the garage and by the time we reached the driveway(about 30 feet uphill) Moose immediately sat down and Lucy started limping. Poor babies. This is killing me! They are not liking this snow!

    Yesterday I was in the house filling their heated bucket, and the wind blew my door open, this is what happened...

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    Please help. Is it normal for geese to not handle snow and cold weather well?
     
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Your spoiling your geese haha [​IMG]
     
  3. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Geese don't mind snow at all, and they will get used to it, your geese are just wimps!
     
  4. Amanda39

    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But would she really limp if she wasn't hurting that much? Why are my geese so sensitive with their feet?
     
  5. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I dunno I don't think their feet are that sensitive
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The ice and snow bothers my geese to serv. they lay on their feet and legs alot when temps are low and there is ice and snow covering the ground.
     
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    Amanda39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a bit of a warm up over the last 3 days, their feet have been great! But tonight it's dropping to the 20's, so I'll see how they are tomorrow. Poor babies! LOL I need to buy them snow boots LOL
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    snow boots would be good. lol we had a nice warm up too the last 3 days and our spring thawed so I was able to give everyone pools, oh my gosh did they love it. Sam and Toots especially I bet they mated 3 times yesterday Silly gooses.
     
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    I put their pool out almost everyday. I fill it with warm water from the house and then put a heater in as well. To which they have chewed the crap out of the plastic cord protector.

    Oh, and my female keeps mounting my other female and it's freaking her out! I wish she would stop doing this!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    Oh my gosh mine chew on everything the little brats[cute cuddly things] One of our smaller old pools had a few cracks at the top so i put gorilla tape over them [if I put gorilla tape on anything I cannot get it off, well I look out the coop as I am cleaning and Missy had it in her mouth she had gotten it off. so come spring when i have to literally cut it off my extension cords I will look her up. [​IMG] I wish they could have a heated pool but once the spring freezes that's it ,our well water we just can't use for such frivolous things according to dh. although on nicer days when it's in lower 40's I do give them some water in the cement mixing tub.

    The mounting is something I haven't had with the geese yet maybe because I have a gander, but my female ducks do it and they have drakes galore. I think with the ducks it's a dominating thing.
     
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