I ended up with 2 white geese I think they are "Embden" but not sure what sex they are (one is larger than the other). I have a 1.5 acre pond that I hope they will enjoy. I wanted to get some ducks and geese but was planning on this for a spring/summer project. Anyway, currently they are in my garage in a pen made of plywood and bedded with hay. The pen is about 5 X 8 with 4' high sides and a lattice work type door. I had about an hour to make it before I left for Brazil on a business trip last week . We are feeding them a type of chicken feed and cracked core (recommended by TSC) not sure it's the best or not. My question is what type of house can I build them so they can be on the pond in the winter? I have 2 bubblers in the pond keeping the ice away in a large spot. I am concerned about predators so I was thinking a floating house possibly and feeding them on shore, Has anyone done this I couldn't find much on floating houses. If not a floating house is it best to build an enclosure outside next to the pond but once again how do I keep the raccoons for getting them? My plan for summer was to build a floating deck with a roof they could sleep on and have them on the pond with no way anything could get at them. I don't have a place outside for them currently and are trying to figure something out, I don't like it they can't get outside and can't swim around. I was told by the previous owner all they had was a blow up pool growing up this summer. Any help would be great as I would like to give them the best home possible!