Or a version of that anyway. I posted this in the duck section not even thinking this might be the better spot. I have 14 ducks now (3 drakes and 11 ladies). We are putting them out on our pond in a few weeks. My ducks are all cooped at night but during the day would be out in the yard/pond without supervision (although when we are home would be checked on every couple hours). I'd feel safer if I had a larger, sassy bird out there to ward off any large birds or sassy little house cats (not likely but you can never rule this stuff out). I'd just feel safer. My questions would be: can I house them together? would it be best to get only girls (i do not want any of my lady ducks harmed by male geese)? any considerations you can think of? i'd like to get them soon- but i cannot seem to find many places selling goslings now and i am a wee nervous about adding grown geese from some unknown flock into my healthy flock... Any breed recommendations? I was looking at the Buffs...but again I cannot seem to find anyone selling goslings right now.