My question is: are they louder or quieter than a weedwhacker? I know someone who has a large flock of geese and chickens in a 1/4 acre fenced area, and MAN are those guys loud. They pretty much made me decide never to have a goose or rooster. But, we now have a rooster, and he's really not that loud. Maybe it's the number of them that determines where they fit on the "annoyingly loud" scale.
I had geese two years ago. I adored them and the experience of having them. They're so neat and intelligent. I find them as cute as ducks because they have so much personality. Their temperament really did vary based on breed and raising. Once caught and picked up some were very cuddly.
They also happen to be cheap to feed and delicious.
When you reach your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
Geese can be more reliable than a guard dog in letting you know about intruders. The geese see that someone is coming and their movement or noise let's the dog know. When I was a kid in Ontario, we fed the geese something in the winter, but they made it through the spring summer and fall, completely on their own.
Most of them were put in the freezer after they finished gleaning leftovers from harvested grains. Then only a few breeders had to be fed through the winter.
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