I am new to raising fowl. I have chickens and a goose. I have had the goose for almost 1 year. She was young but almost full size when I got her. So, my guess is that she is right now about 1 year old.
She has been .... I want to say "normal" until just this past week. She started laying eggs a few months ago (november ish?) and is consistent to an egg every other day. She always laid an egg and then that was that; no brooding. This last week she has taken to sitting on her nest 24/7 it seems and never getting up. She has continued to lay eggs so I think everything is working in the egg factory/nothing stuck but....Idk. It is to the point that she is not going in her pool any more which is highly unusual. She eats mainly grass so I can't say if she is eating or not. The bucket of food I leave for her is being consumed but my chickens can come out to it if they want. It's is not their main bin of pellets (I can't let them live together because the goose bullies the chickens over eggs; she doesn't think a nesting box is a proper place for an egg and will fight the chickens to move their eggs to the floor)
I am worried about her. I typically remove her eggs so she sat one whole day with no egg in the nest but laid an egg the next day. I think as of today she should have two in the nest. I think I may push her off and see. When I do get her off the nest she'll go to her pool and act a bit more typical but she is soon back on the nest. I have no gander so offspring are not possible.
Should I be concerned? (I am! which is why I registered here).
I have to leave the country in just 3 days and am already dreading leaving her in this condition.
Thank you so much for any advice you might have.