I have not yet acquired any chickens or waterfowl. Right now I'm here to learn more about whether having a backyard goose would work for me. Right now I have a cat and two parrots who live indoors. A goose was actually recommended to me by a local policeman as an alternative to a guard dog (I do not want a dog, but I need a guard animal, and I love birds). I will post more in a thread, and hope to get some advice from goose lovers (or haters, even)! Thanks!