?'s about keeping geese
I have 8 geese that I bought this spring. I've kept chickens for years, but this is my first attempt with waterfowl. My geese are penned at night in the chicken pen and allowed to free range all day. My questions are regarding mating season next spring. Will they use a nesting area if I were to build one. If so, what should it be like? If not, I guess I need to put them in their own pen in the spring so they won't just nest anywhere and be unprotected. If I pen the geese in the spring does it need to be more than a fenced in area with a shelter? (What predators do I need to worry about? They're all large geese.) Finally, it looks as though I have 5 geese and 3 ganders. Should I cull 2 geese this fall before they mate? They mate for life right?