Hello everyone, I've got some questions I hope you can answer about geese. I currently have a flock of 7 hens, soon to be expanded to 10, fenced on 1/4 acre, and I am considering adding either a duck for eggs, or some meat geese to raise for next year's holiday season. All our birds are free range but with appropriate and suitable housing, and we have 4 dachshunds who they will have to tolerate. I have read all about ducks and how messy they are, and I have a thread over in the duck section about whether it's a good idea for my husband and I to keep ducks based on our landscaping and koi pond. My question is, do geese behave just like oversized ducks? Are they just as messy and possibly destructive to an ornamental pond as a duck would be? Or are they worse? Or better? We have a 900 gallon koi pond, and though I would love to see ducks or geese splashing in it and eating up all the summer string algae, I'm concerned about the poop and possible damage to our koi and other critters who use the pond (frogs and toads mostly). On a smaller plot, what is the realistic feasibility of keeping waterfowl? Thank you in advance for all responses!