This past week we had a huge blow out from one of the main pipes in our barn. We have a pretty old barn that we have renavated over the years it is mostly stone walls its very lovely but of course the water pipes are actually underneath the cement ground I have no idea if this is a normal practice now a days. It used to be a huge dairy farm but today we don't have cows at all. We called a company to come out and look at it and at this point we don't have the funds for at least another month (it is going to cost them over 3500 bucks to fix the pipe running all the way under our barn) We are unable to run water at all unless we want to flood half our barn! So heres my question for inviduals that live in the upper midwest we are in Northern WI where it drops down to freezing till sometimes Mid March. How important is water to geese being able to breed and give you proper fertile eggs? At this point we ordered 15 5 gallon jugs that we will be using our house hose and filling and loading into our truck Talk about a pain in the arse! I have been able to provide a kiddie pool for my geese 4-5 days a week and they have begun mating just recently. We have heated buckets for drinking water and change those every 2 days so thats not terrible to do with jugs at all. But can I get away with only allowing bathing 2-3 times a week during mating season and still get viable eggs? I am just not sure when this whole exacavation will actually begin it seems like a lot of work since they have to tear half our cemement up to get to the pipe that has busted. What do you do for winter for watering? Thanks!!!! Sorry this got kind of lengthy!