I am looking into getting a baby 1-2 week old female goose to add to my small flock of 1 Campbell and 1 runner duck and 4 chickens.
First things first...if one goose going to be ok with my ducks? Not in an aggressive way, but in a way where it'll be the only goose. I know you're supposed to get them in pairs, but my duck and chicken were best friends on their own for a good while before we started to add a few more friends for them...and I've not had any issue integrating a single new member that I got at 1 week old, and hand reared, to the flock.
If this is ok then I have some other questions.
1) I know there's no such thing as a quite goose...but it will have to be exceptional to out quack my runner duck. I have read that American Buff and Pilgrim gooses are the quietest and most docile.
2) Can there be any problems with the size of the goose and my bantam chicken? (to be honest my bantam chicken would probably own the goose...she bullies my pig!)
3) Are gooses as tame and as friendly as ducks? I am assuming so if hand reared...or are that naturally distrusting?
4) Should I simply treat a goose as a large duck?