Originally Posted by fowl farm
Also, we have ducks, chickens, guineas, cats, and I'm looking for a puppy... if that matters when getting or thinking of a goose.
I think a goose by itself would be lonely, I had one gander for 5 yrs before just getting a goose a month ago, but he was hatched and raised by Muscovies so he really was a giant duck. So probably getting 2 geese would be best for the goose. I think most geese have some form of aggression during breeding season, and some geese are just plain aggressive, if you read enough posts on here you'll see it happens alot. Keeping the geese separate from young children is very important, When my grandkids come to visit the geese are on one side of the fence the kids on the other unless I am with them. Geese like to nip and my gander has made enemies of my 4 dogs because of it, he is a big gander[Embden] and would nip them before we could even step in, so the dogs and geese are not allowed to mingle unless we are there to supervise. I would think to keep the aggression to minimum 2 geese instead of 2 ganders or a pair, but others may be able to help you there. Geese are wonderful creatures but they have to be taught to respect their caretakers and it's not a job for the faint of heart. actually having geese is a life long commitment because they can live for up to 50 yrs or more.