Hi My Embden goose has just started laying feb, and the gander is keep trying to mate with her, what I'v noticed & am quite concerned about is the brutality he's showing he literally stands on her back and rips her feathers out sometimes not even while mating. A few times I've had to go in and get him off her he's ripping the feathers out of her wing the worst and I'm worried he will really hurt her. The funny thing is she just sits and takes it as if it's to be expected she isn't even trying to get away. Is this normal behaviour during the laying/ mating season? I have googled for info on this matter and nothing comes up.