Hi all! After nearly losing one of my pet ducks to a hawk the other day, I am strongly considering getting a goose to help ward off predators/raise the alarm (my Appleyard drake is clearly not intimidating enough). They free range during the day and I work from home, so I'd like something that could notify of a threat in the very least. I would like something that is assertive and protective enough, without being a total menace (i.e. I would rather it didn't bully the ducks...or myself, but I do want it to be effective). I live in Southern Ontario, so in addition to birds of prey, I contend with weasels, skunks, raccoons, foxes and coyotes (I obviously don't expect a goose to take on a coyote---I keep my flock safely confined at night---I'm really expecting that the goose will just have to ward off the occasional Coopers or Sharpie ). I have a couple of questions: 1. Breed suggestions? Are Chinese and Africans too much goose for my purposes, or just right? 2. How many? I've read accounts that suggest that only getting a single goose is the best way to ensure that they are "invested" in the well-being of your your flock. Other accounts suggest that it's cruel to deprive them of their own kind. Thoughts? Thanks in advance for any help!!