Hi! I'm thinking about getting a pair of geese. I had a pet duck many years ago, but other than I've never had any non-cage birds. I've done a little bit of research on the Internet, but I've got a few questions. I primarily want geese because I like them, they give eggs and can mow the lawn eco-friendly. My biggest concern in getting geese is that they're friendly. My friend had some geese (they were pets) when I was young and they were rather mean. 1. I'm thinking of getting a pair of pilgrim geese as hatchlings. Anyone have any advice for or against? 2. When you order a pair of geese from a hatchery, are they generally from the same clutch? Doesn't seem like such a good idea if they ever have babies... 3. From my research, it seems like geese lay eggs mostly all year. If this is so, why is it that I can't get any geese until spring? 4. Anyone have any suggestions for getting geese before spring? 5. Are opossums a danger to geese? I occasionally have a possum around here. I live in the city so I don't think I'll have a lot of predators. 6. Can anyone recommend a good book or two? 7. Do geese do OK in snow? We don't get a lot. I'm fairly new to the area, but I think some years we don't get any. 8. What do most people do for water? I know with my duck it was very difficult to dump the kiddy pools. Maybe something like a horse's water trough thing? Thanks!