I'm looking at getting 150+ acres of land with a few acre pond. I'm looking at getting a few different bird types to run around on that land and be more than less a security alarm. But I'm also looking at getting some pet ducks, geese, and/or swans. The birds I'm looking at getting so far for security reasons is Peacocks (I'm checking the exotic laws in NC for this one, and if there is any restriction on them) Guineas (this and the peacocks are more for security) I'm looking at all the birds to live outside or in their own homes. I'm not looking at having them live or come inside the house. I'm looking at maybe having a barn to be built for them so they all have a safe place to go to, and a place to hang out during the winter months. I know the security birds will live outside with no real problem. However, I'm not sure if ducks, geese, and swans will fly away at a moments notice. Or if they will pretty much stay on the property, and use their homes when they want. I know I have to feed and water them. The pond is fresh water, it is a natural pond, and there is fish living in it. There is even a small water way that runs on the back of the property. So worst comes to worst, they have that. Also can these birds in question act as security alarms? Will they all get along? Will the birds in question mess up my garden (due to the size of the land and because I can. I think I'm going to grow as much as I can on an acre or 2 of the land. The rest I'm renting out to grape farms or to other types of farms.) P.S. It will most likely be a few years before I get them. Right now I'm just doing some research on them before I go down that path. I've had house birds when I was little. But I never had enough land to have outside animals like that. Oh and it's possible I might get 2 or 3 chickens. But I'm not sure since I heard geese lay a ton of eggs. Lastly, my biggest attraction to geese is I heard they are like dogs.