Over the past few months we've been debating getting a goose. We'd get it souly for guarding our flock of free-range chickens and for a pet. We could manage it's upkeep but is the time and money that's put into raising a good well-behaved goose really worth the effort? We have our ducks and chickens on two different kinds of food already because we have drakes in the duck coop. Would we need to give the goose it's own food? I was doing some research and found that they rely heavily on grass and foraging. We live on an acre and the geese would have access to it daily, but would it destroy the land? Will the goose attack my chickens, ducks or two German Shepherds, (who aren't very accustomed to the poultry life yet and might get in the geese's face) ?We have two coops, one for the ducks and one for the chickens. Geese are pretty big in my mind and the duck coop has a sloped roof that's 4 feet at it's highest, i worry that the goose would be too cramped with all our ducks. If we did get a goose we speculated about re-purposing an old doghouse. They goose would have plenty of space but i worry that it would be lonely at night. The chickens will have a run attached to their coop so it could always sleep outside. Another thing is that our ducks aren't free-range they have a very secure run that has a very enjoyable pond. If i left the door open to the run and let the ducks wander outside and the goose wander in to use their pond would the goose protect my ducks? Or fight for custody of the pond? Do any of you have any cons or tips for raising and owning a goose? Or breed suggestions? Anything would help.