What does your goose coop look like?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CupOJoe42, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    I am in the process of building a large raised chicken coop and got to thinking about whether or not I would be able to use the underside as a goose coop for Sebastopol geese. The chickens would have a separate enclosed run (on either side of the coop) from the geese. My yard is fenced in and I could also extend a run in front of the coop for the geese. I don't have any yet, but would like to get a few in the spring.

    Please post pictures of your goose coop and if you have any thoughts/suggestions on whether I would have to build a separate coop, or if I could somehow enclose the bottom of my chicken coop area and make it into a goose coop. You can see my coop build in progress on my BYC page.
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    We use low shed as their nesting and sleeping quarters. These are about 8ft long, 4 ft deep and about 4.5ft high with a ventilation grill along the top. The centre door means we can use either side as a nesting area and accomadates our trios without any problem.

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  3. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [ img][/img][​IMG]. Our coop started off as a kids play house and sand box, little did we know that a few short years later it would become a goose coop.

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  4. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    I don't have any pictures of the outside. I have a double-decker duckbarn that's 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide. The bottom section is for my mallard-types and it's 3.5 feet high, then the upper portion is the Muscovy apartment. The Goosehouse is sistered up to the duckbarn (I added it later) with an access door so the geese and ducks can sleep in either section. The Goosehouse is 7' x 7' square. So it's tall enough for me to comfortably get in there standing - unlike the Duckbarn. I built a long row of large Muscovy nest boxes along the wall, way up at the ceiling. The girls access them by a ramp into individual doors on the Muscovy side but I have hatch-doors on the Goosehouse side that makes it easy for me to gather eggs and check on broody girls.

    I realized I only took pictures the day I finished the Goosehouse and don't have any recent shots. When I finished it I also decided to partition half of it off with garden netting and house some semifeathered ducklings in there as an introduction to sleeping with the flock (but without access to the flock). I was still cold out so I put a small hut in there with a brooder lamp to keep them warm at night until they got a few more feathers. Here are the pictures:

    View from the people door looking in. You can see 2 pop doors that open to different places in the duck yard that can be closed off by gates in case I need to seperate any of the flock. The dark little door is the one giving access into the Duckbarn. This gives me the option of closing off the Goosehouse entirely if I need to seperate anyone. There are now 3 large Muscovy nestboxes at the ceiling over this access door.
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    You can just barely make out the garden netting stretched from pop door to people door containing the duckling hut and their waterer. (never mind the table lamp-LOL-it was the fastest way to put a light on a timer until I got a permanent solution [​IMG] )
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    I'll try to get some pictures of my arrangement right now... or at least of the Muscovy nest boxes.
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some lovely set up being shown here [​IMG]
     
  6. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got geese and love looking at what everyones coops look like! Thank you for showing us [​IMG]
     
  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else out there have any pictures that they can add? [​IMG]

    (by the way, to those of you who have already shared your pics, I very much like the set up that you have going on!!)
     
  8. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop! did you say you can only fit a trio in there? I would post some but mine is old and falling apart it was built in 1949.
     
  10. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goose coop in progress...
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    As we have come to find out, April & Nine (White Chinese geese) like to be in the middle of everything.

    Will post updated picture soon!
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2012

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