Hi there, I'm soon moving into a rental house with a fenced backyard. (Yay! No more apartments!) The lawn care will be my responsibility. I have been thinking about getting some kind of animal that would eat the grass, instead of having to mow weekly. I also have two young children who would love to have a pet. Eggs would be nice, too. ...So I found out that geese eat grass. Is this true? I have so many questions... Would they be a good pet, if I make sure to buy a smaller breed? (I've been researching a bit, and I think maybe a Chinese goose would be the right size and temperament?) The backyard has a shed; can this be easily converted into a coop for night time and winter protection? Can I get just one goose, or do they need to have a playmate? I'm not interested in breeding; is there something similar to the process of spaying/neutering to help avoid aggressive behavior during mating season? How much can I expect to spend on a regular basis? What else should I be thinking of that I'm missing? (I am still in the process of trying to find out if this is even legal in my city. I'm pretty sure it would be; it's a small town with lots of rurally-minded people.) Thanks for any input!