I have two geese. They are a year old this year. I haven't been able to determine yet if I have a pair or two ganders. I haven't gotten any eggs but I understand geese are pretty good at hiding them and these geese free range over 7 acres so if they have eggs they could be anywhere. A few weeks ago I hatched out some ducklings. It has been unseasonably warm here so I have been taking them out of the brooder daily and letting them graze in a smaller pen I have. When I first started letting them out the geese would pace back and forth "talking" but it wasn't their normal "get out of here before I kill you" talk. A few days ago my youngest son left the pen door open and the ducklings got out. When we found them the geese appeared to be guarding them. When my son went to get them I told him to get back as I honestly thought the one goose was going to attack him. The next day I put the geese in the same pen as the ducklings. Anytime an adult duck or chicken would come near them the geese would run them off and then herd the ducklings to another corner. Has anyone ever had this happen before? I find it very odd but stranger things have happened. I'd love to leave the ducklings w/the geese but they don't know to follow them and I don't want them to get cold at night. Any thoughts? Any guesses as to the sex of my geese? One is a bit more brazen and hisses quite a bit. The other one just stays out of the way. The one that hisses the most is the one that was appeared to want to nurture the ducklings the most.