OMG!! I think I want some Geese!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by 2468Chickensrgr8, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Went for coffee with a friend to our chicken mentors yesterday morning and watched her geese and ducks....and chickens and Turkeys wander ....waddle....around the yard from her kitchen window....
    Came away with the thought of going back to pick up an old incubator [​IMG]...have to buy the thermostate
    and wanting GEESE.....

    My question ....Can Turkeys(3) and Geese....large size ....(3or4) be house together at night ... and during the long winter nights...?
    What about eating the same feed? They'll just be pets ....How big should there house be ? I will add a secure yard but they will probably free range along with the chickens ......thanks so much
    Ps ....I will buy a couple ducklings come spring also some turkeys from my chicken mentor ...I have to make my kitchen window bigger I can watch them waddle ...
    We also have a pond ....
    Please dont tell hubby I am thinking this ....[​IMG] Well he knows about the incubator ..
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    No, no, no, you KNOW you want some geese! They are so cool, how could you not?? [​IMG]
    I don't know about housing them with turkeys, but if the turkeys feed is medicated, you wouldn't want the geese (or ducks) to eat too much of it. My 2 geese are free rangers, so idk how big of a house they'd need. But one of mine has started eyeballing an unused large breed dog house, so I imagine that would work to sleep in [​IMG]
  3. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    upper marlboro. md
    All my poultry run together- chickens, turkeys,geese, ducks and peafowl. They wander in and out of our barn as they want. The geese tend to hang outside more than the others. That's a good thing because the poops are huge !They get along well except sometimes the geese chase the turkeys a bit- no harm is done.....
    I feed them all grow and finish pellets.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    No, no, no. You NEED geese. You absolutely HAVE to HAVE them! LOL Believe me. I know.

    We started off with one lone rooster that someone dumped here. That's all, just one. Now we have ducks, geese, chickens, guineas. No turkeys yet. YET!

  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    You KNOW you NEED geese. Oh, yes you do! They are the sweetest babies. Hatching goose eggs is quite different from other fowl. Make sure you read up on that if you want to go that route.

    Now we all get to try and sell you on our favorite breeds. [​IMG]
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have an american and an embden. The american is so docile, even the ducks bully it. The embden takes no crap from NOBODY!! It is also my protector [​IMG] Bad thing is it tries to protect me from my 5 y/o, that will have to stop. But it's pretty neat when the goose gets between me and my rooster that still thinks he can take me! [​IMG]
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I have chickens, turkeys, geese, guineas, and ducks that all cohabitate in the same house.
  8. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I am sooooo excited !!!! I cant wait for spring !!!!!!
    My chicken coop is on the small size so I cannot squish anymore in there....[​IMG]
    Well I probably can get some more chickens in there naturally but a couple big Turks and geese wouldnt be good ...
    I am just sure hubby would make me a secure run for them ...we have coy dogs and coons .....but they can free range when I am home ...
    My chicken mentors have embden..thats the big tall goose right...?...I was just in a trance watching all of them walk amongst the ducks and chickens under the apple trees in their yard.....also a pot belly pig .....
    My chicken mentor will probably hatch out some embden for us and some Turks...and I'll use my incubator for chicken eggs...she doesnt want us to get the incubators until after Christmas because she's afraid she'll cause two divorces...[​IMG]

    thanks so much guys for all the encouragment ....I am going to read the geese threads now ....

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by