Many people enjoy keeping ducks and geese and with a bit of forethought and care, few problems occur. Good stockmanship is very important. This means getting to know your birds and their regular habits, spending some time each day watching them and trying to give them a daily routine. Often it is a change in their behaviour that can be the first sign of illness or injury. It has been said that good stockmanship is 90% watching and 10% doing!