Sorry for the cross-post. I am still deciding between geese and peafowl. I am considering getting a goose as a 'guard' for my free ranging chickens from red tailed hawk attacks. I have a toddler who likes to visit (very gently) the chickens, do I have to worry about interactions with (i.e., attacks from) the goose? Can geese be tamed? And if I get them, how many (so they're not lonely)? Does it matter whether I get geese or ganders? Is a particular breed better? Sorry for all the questions. I've raised ducks and chickens but am new to geese!