January 11, 2021

My Geese in Winter

Geese are cold hardy and resilient birds, but they do need some special care to keep them healthy and happy during winter.

I’ve had Pomeranian guard geese for many years - they keep watch over my flock of chickens. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I also have Sebastopol geese, Toulouse geese, African geese, and Chinese geese. Recently, on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, I shared a photo of the new "Good Thing" I created to help keep them warm at night - a double layered burlap curtain on their hutch. During these colder months, I also add extra hay in various areas of the enclosure, so their feet do not stick to the ice and snow, and I always make sure all the chickens, geese and Guinea fowl have fresh, flowing water at all times.

Here are some photos, enjoy.