We were going to get some Guineas but after hearing how noisy they are, we changed our minds. Now I am thinking about geese. We'd like them as sort of an alarm/guard animals to "protect" our chickens. I'd like to get a pair. I just have a couple questions first. Do geese need water like ducks do? If so, would a kiddy pool suffice, or do we need to put in a permanent body of water? My husband is iffy on getting them b/c he says they are mean. Are they always mean? If we raise them from babies, would that stop them from being mean to us? Can goslings be raised with chicks? Would they sleep in the chicken coop once old enough, or do I need to build them their own coop? Is there anything else that I REALLY need to know about raising geese before I get some? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!!