I'm new to chickens- I've had them since February of this year. I had no idea how funny and personable birds could be! The birds live in a '64 bee line camper and have a big run, although I free range them on the farm most of the day. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I fell in love with a toulouse goose at an animal swap this past weekend! I had never thought of adding geese, but these creatures were absolutely fascinating! Their size intimidated me, as someone who knows nothing about geese, so I didn't buy any- aside from not having housing set up (and that's a non-negotiable rule when an animal comes to live with us- we must be prepared), I had no idea if they'd attempt to eat my face or trample my chickens or worse. I've done some internet reading and I really think I want to add some geese next spring but I have some specialized questions I haven't found the answers to online yet: 1. We have a good sized pond, we've also got a creek and some "shallows" that I could dig out to pool more water- what do geese prefer? Do they like access to the water 24/7 or could I have them in a goose pen and allow them to range to the water during the day? 2. Toulouse sound pretty low key, will they be stressed by the chickens and dogs that will share the space? How about the neighbor cows that like to peek over the fence? 3. What are some considerations you wish you had thought of before you added geese to your life?