What breed are these? And other geese questions!

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Chirping
Apr 30, 2019
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These guys/girls are 6 or 7 weeks old I believe and I got them from tractor supply who labeled them ‘mixed geese’. Any ideas on breed? Also, how do I get my geese to go in their house at night?? It’s a little over 7 ft by 7ft shed with a temporary ramp up to the door at a low incline. Are they still young and learning or should I try building wide stairs instead of a ramp? We have to go on a wild goose chase every night to grab each one and get them in which I feel bad about but a predator would definitely get them all if they weren’t protected. Thank you in advance!

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Chirping
Apr 30, 2019
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I x2 on the African guess, they are much too big to be a Brown Chinese, they also already have a big dewlap, something that isn't shown with Chinese until they are much older.
Any idea when they would start growing the knob on the top of their heads?
 

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Chirping
Apr 30, 2019
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Also any ideas on getting them in their house at night? I’m very pregnant and not having fun chasing my geese monsters every night!
 

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Well, I can see the ramp is a little narrow and steep, so if you're able to maybe widen it a bit and possibly lower it down that will help a ton, waterfowl generally don't do well with ramps so there will still be some hesitation before they enter.

As for getting them into the coop without herding, I'd try throwing a handful of wheat in a small bucket near the coop, they'll come over to eat, and you can just guide them in.
 

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Chirping
Apr 30, 2019
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Well, I can see the ramp is a little narrow and steep, so if you're able to maybe widen it a bit and possibly lower it down that will help a ton, waterfowl generally don't do well with ramps so there will still be some hesitation before they enter.

As for getting them into the coop without herding, I'd try throwing a handful of wheat in a small bucket near the coop, they'll come over to eat, and you can just guide them in.
Great thanks for the advice! Much appreciated.
 

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Chirping
Apr 30, 2019
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This might be a dumb question but where can you buy the wheat? Is it specifically for water foul? I live in northern WI so there isn’t a ton of options near me for feed!
 

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