We've raised and shown chickens and ducks for many years so I am pretty thoroughly acquainted with their needs, but I have just been offered a pair of Sebastopol geese. I have wanted a couple of Sebbies forever and I can't pass this up! Now, however, I need to figure out how they are going to fit into our current poultry setup. Our poultry (ducks and large fowl chickens) free range during the day in a 1 1/2 acre fenced field with high-tensile electric predator fence. They are all locked up securely every night. We are obsessive about locking up in HOUSES, not pens, every single night. So far we have had no predator losses in 4 1/2 years, other than hawks. The ducks go into the 10 x 10 duck house and the large fowl chickens have their own separate coop (the bantams are kept in moveable tractors as hawk protection). They all do fine locked in their houses at dusk with no feed/water overnight. These geese are apparently socialized with ducks so my plan is to bring them into the duck house at night but partition them off into their own corner with a play yard at first, until they get to know our ducks better. I've introduced new ducks into the flock this way and it's worked fine. After a week or so I take out the play yard and they all find their own spots. I am wondering, though, if once breeding season begins the geese will try to hatch eggs in the duck house and make it too stressful for my kids to go in to collect the duck eggs. Do geese typically build their nests where they sleep at night? My other option is a very large dog house that I could repurpose into separate nighttime shelter for the geese if I needed to, but I'm wondering how easy it would be to convince them to go in and let the door be latched shut every night. I can pretty easily add ventilation and a locking door. Would that be better for them than just bunking with the ducks? If I can avoid adding yet another house to lock up at night it would be great (we already have 2 large coops and 3-4 small ones to close/open every day), but if the geese would be happier alone maybe that's the best option. If they are locked in at night, would they likely choose to nest there as well during breeding season? If they try to nest under a bush or something I won't be able to let them sit out overnight on eggs. Any advice from experienced goose owners is welcome!