We finally have some rain storms coming through, little lighting and some thunder. My flock of goslings have seen rain only once and they're six months old!!! The only time was a bad storm back in April and it hailed w/ 50mpg gusts!! I panicked and put them up in the coop finally not knowing it was going to be such a bad storm, horrible. They were only about a month old and neither them or parents knew what to do so they just stood there facing the storm with their heads up! AHHHH!! I didn't have a barn built then and they were living in a goose coop (8x10 storage shed converted w/lots of wire and windows!) and they grew used to that and would not move to the barn I built. They still insist on that coop - 8 geese! Anyway, I'm wondering now they're 6 months old and all are good size/flying/etc. When we have a thunder storm / lightning/ rain... do I put them up or leave them out? Will they go to the barn or find shelter or do that stand out there thing again with head to the sky in a raging Texas thunderstorm? I can "MAKE" them go in the barn stall/area but the ganders (2) and 2 geese and 4 were the goslings now 6months old - the ganders get into it immediately!! BAD. Can be in open space and one runs at the other sometimes he gets a hold of his wing and they get into it but otherwise get along in open spaces but when I confine them it's a fight immediately. At night in the coop there's a divider wall and 2 (goose/gander) go on one side and the rest on the other. It's a weird situation I'll post about in another post on gander psychological issues. Put up in storm or leave out?? You never can tell how bad a Texas storm is going to be though, comes up small and then blows up on you and BOOM you've got a major problem! Crazy... and exhausting.