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Today is the day the geese decided to weed my herb garden.  They are in there, tugging up and munching on grassroots.  But they are leaving everything else alone.

Thank you geese!
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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.
 
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They have moments of noise, especially this time of year.

They give a good honk in the morning and evening when we open or shut their home (mostly in thanks) or if they need something like humans to chase off a monster too large for them to intimidate.  

On the whole, the noise from the geese is less frequent and less loud than the neighbour's lawn care.  
 
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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.
 
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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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