At this point, I'm planning on getting 2 female African geese next spring with my ducks. However, my father is somewhat resistant to this, since he's heard that geese can be really mean. I want geese to help watch over the ducks, since we do have a family of bald eagles in the area, and I've heard that geese can be used as guard animals. I just like the look of the African geese, and I'm hoping that by getting females there'd be less chance of aggression, like there would be with males. I've heard that by handling them frequently & respectfully when they're young can help them become more friendly, at least towards their 'flock' of humans. My dad's also a bit intimidated by larger animals, and geese are pretty big birds, but he doesn't have any issues with our alpacas, with the largest around 195lbs.