I have two pet geese and was wondering what to do about them during the winter. All signs are pointing a cold winter and I'm not sure how to handle this with them.
The "set up" I have for them is that they run loose during the day, like our chickens. (My gander, Clyde, think he's a rooster, but that's a different matter entirely.
) They come in the house and stay in the bathroom at night. I have three small kiddie pools for them to swim in, bath, and drink from. (Oh yes, it involves MUCH cleaning...) Can I keep the pools out for them during the winter? Or will the water get too cold, when it's not frozen, for them to safely swim in?
I know frostbite is something to worry about with the chickens, but what about the geese? Will they be OK roaming about during the days when it's really cold? I was thinking about enclosing the screen porch with plastic, because they do like to hang out there when they're not in the pasture. (I leave the door open for them to come and go as they please.) Should I enclose the porch and maybe create a place in the corner for them to lay with hay or something and just leave them there on the really cold days? Or am I just worrying too much?