Why you have your geese. Is it weed control, meat or recreational? If they bite or hiss why do you want them? This is truly an honest question so please don't take it the wrong way. I have been thinking of getting a couple of geese for free ranging on 2-3 acres of plants to control the weeds. I do have chickens on that same acreage. However, I keep reading and hearing that some geese will bite. Now, I know that it is probably like roosters...some bite and some don't, but it seems to be talked about quite a lot and it does seem like it is the majority the way some folks do go on that I've talked to. The people on this forum seem to be the best place for experience and knowledge. So, what is the real deal? Are most "mean" or bite or just some? Do I need a water source? (I do not have a pond) Can they bunk with the chickens? I thought about this for a few days trying to word it right so that it would not offend. I know I love my chickens and I don't like it when people say things that aren't true of them. So, I hope I've succeeded here and you can give me your thoughts.