Should I pen up my geese?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ironjerry, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. ironjerry

    ironjerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 geese I got last spring-pair of Chinese and female Emden. They have a 10x12 storage shed that I put straw in for cover but they only go there at night and only if it is real cold. Today there is 4 inches of snow and they run all over the yard eating grass below the snow. I give them corn and scratch daily but they also eat whatever falls from the bird feeder. I replace the water in a five gallon bucket daily. Do they eat snow in a pinch? Tell me if I should pen them up or If I am doing anything wrong.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are fine. They also like to swim in icey cold water if given a chance.

    Let them decide when it is too cold to be out. They are covered in such thick down they are waterproof for the most part.
     
  3. ironjerry

    ironjerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info I was afraid I would hurt them and I really like how they protect the yard being loose.
     

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