I have had my EEs for a little over a year. We live on 2 acres in an outer ring farmy type of suburb and the chickens free range in about a 1/4 acre of grass and trees and are cooped in the run and coop at night. The 3 rail fence is lined with chicken wire and has a hot wire around it about 6 inches off the ground. There are definitely the usual predators but no big cats or bear. I would love to get a couple of Jordan Family Farms Sebastopol geese as lawn ornaments and pets. I don't care if they have goslings as I would probably only ever keep two of them. My DH would build a shelter on the North side of the shed - that is the right side in the pic and I would put a kiddie pool in the woods on a gravel bed probably, although in winter I was thinking it might be ok to fill up a horse feed pan with a bird bath heater in it, just a small pool for them. I would hate to give them a pool full of water and have it freeze during the day when I was at work. Do you think it would be okay for them to be in with the chickens? I assume I will get varied answers to this one. Will they be okay being free in the fenced area during the day in winter when the hot wire is disconnected but closed up at night? Last year we had a lot of snow - is that a problem for them? Should I get two females for friendliness and noise consideration or a male and a female? Is a gander as loud as, say, a rooster? I wouldn't have a rooster around just out of consideration for the neighbors. I want to do right by the geese and chickies both.. thanks!