Last year we bought six goslings to help keep the grass down in the chicken paddocks. Worked well. One chose to die, another we sold, so down to one gander and three geese.
Lovely eggs, hatched some in the incubator about 7 weeks ago, a second batch three weeks ago and one of the original geese hatched eight.
I have dogs. These dogs work for their keep. The terriers in keeping the rats down and the Border Collie for the sheep, a Labrador needed a home (the only job she does is clearing the floor of any crumbs) and a GSD.
As the geese grew so they have become more feisty. The gander is called Cuddles because every time he went for me I would grab him and humiliate him by cuddling him. Baldy can also be nasty but Blue Eyes is friendly and never nasty - until the chicks hatched out.
Now the free ranging geese, including the first incubator hatchlings, have free range of the orchard. It never ceases to make me laugh if one of the dogs ventures into the area. They seem to like the GSD best of all, they only have to se her and heads go down, necks straight and feathers ruffled and they go into attack. The GSD will move out the way but they will follow her and she will scream if they get within 5 yards of her.
I will try to get pictures of the event which is very regular.