My neighbor has some Toulouse geese that he'll be hatching eggs from and he asked me if I'll want any free goslings next spring. He keeps his for pets. Is there any economical reasons to keep geese? They grow really fast and so may be good for meat, but I've seen how they get attached to humans pretty easily, but maybe there's a way to raise them without getting attached (yeah right ). I've heard that in olden days they'd use goose down for pillows and stuff (but I think you need to butcher a goose to get the down, right?). What about housing? Are they big enough and smart enough to fend for themselves? We do have a one acre pond in front of the house. Would they eat small fish out of it? Please share all the reasons to get and not to get geese. BTW, as far as poultry goes, we only have chickens and Guinea fowl.