So I got my ducklings into an inclosed heated pen ten feet from the garden fence and my geese promptly decided they hated them and started hissing from the other side of the fence. I spent the next couple of hours saying: Oh your such good geese. yes you are River, and you are such a sweet goose Snow. yes your so goo....NO DON'T YOU HISS AT MY BABIES Bad (flapping arms like crazy). (Pause...) Yes your such nice gooseseses ya your my sweeties aren't you my sweethear...NO BAD! I WILL PLUCK YOU! DON'T YOU HISS YOUR BAD. (Pause...) ya your okay your my good geese ya your my sweeties yes you are your so good yes we like those little baby ducks don't we yes but your my sweeties yes your my pets aren't you yes...NO BAD YOU DON"T HISS AT MY BABIES YOUR BAD (flapping arms) (pause...) yes but your my sweet River and your my sweet Snow yes you are my good geese. On and on it went. The good side is that they have almost stopped hissing at the ducklings in just 2 days. The down side is they are looking at me like I have multiple personalities and/or have gone completely crazy and/or have been replaced with an evil look alike. And River my gander just was being so nice letting me pet him when I put him in for the night and then he started honking like I was killing him. Sigh. I think I may put something between cage and them so they can't see each other tomorrow and take the day off of be nice to the ducklings training.