question about housing

Discussion in 'Geese' started by crazy goose lover, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting a new house for my 2 ducks and 2 geese. the house is 8x8. It will just be to keep them safe at night. It has a door and a window on two sides. It his wired for lights and outlets. It does not have a floor in it. It will be on a foundation that will be as preditor proof as possible. My question is this: Should I leave the floor just dirt? Should I put down sand or something else. Will need straw on the ground for winter but for cleanliness and comfort what would be best?
     
  2. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For cleanliness I would put down a layer of sand, then on top of that some chopped straw or wood shavings.
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a dirt floor shed for years.
    Definitely vulnerable to predators digging in.
    Sink some boards or fencing down into the soil at the base.
    I also have a new wooden floor coop.
    I like it much better.
     
  4. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It his wired for lights and outlets.

    The wiring has to be totally out of reach - they chew it like spaghetti.​
     
  5. lurkin1

    lurkin1 New Egg

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    I hope this isn't hijacking your thread but I have questions about basic housing as well. I am considering putting my two week old goslings out in a vacant chicken tractor for now until they grow out a bit. It is secure and has a shelter. They would have grass and a better water pan. The night time temps are in the 50s. The daytime temps are in the 90s.

    They aren't feathered out and I don't know how long it takes until they are feathered out, but the tractor seems better than the large rubbermaid tub that they are in at the moment.

    Is this a good option or should they stay in the house in the tub?[​IMG]
     
  6. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 is too cool if they aren't feathered. Might keep them out during the heat of the day and just bring them in overnight.
    A friend just took down a deck and is going to give me the lumber so I will be putting a floor in the goose house.
     

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