heres my problem. i need some kinda of guard animal for my tiny farm. we have about three and a half acres. right now we have 6 kittens, 2 small indoor dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs that would be outside part of the time. the cats and maybe rabbits all year. we are going to get 3 dairy goats and some geese, ducks, guineas, chickens. and a couple big outside dogs. but where we live we have a big predator problem. i was thinking of getting a livestock guard dog but i dont think its worth the hassle with such a small acreage. the big dogs we get ( leaning towards mastiffs and dobermans) will be outside so they will help alot but i know we are going to need something more. i was thinking maybe a donkey or pony ( worked pretty good at my moms place) but not sure if we have the land. we live in the midwest, usa. any ideas? my geese always get killed off first so i need something bad. not sure about the lamas? anyhow all suggestions are wanted!!!