After a couple of false starts one of my geese planted herself on a nest close to a week ago. She hasn't budged from it. Common sense tells me she won't allow herself to starve to death, but now I am wondering. A couple of days ago I approached her with a little lettuce and she ate it after telling me off. I took feed and water to her yesterday and left it in the shed, but far enough away that she had to get up to reach it. No dice - she let it sit. Later in the day I held the feed under her bill and she took a couple of bites of it, but turned down water. I am here almost 24/7, go out there 3x a day and look out a window frequently to check what's going on. She is not getting off that nest to eat and drink. What to do? How long can she last? Rest of the picture - my four geese are a little less than a year old. There are two of each sex, and the other female seems to be the more dominant of the two. They all share one shed overnight, and a large pen during the day. I did consider that she might be glued to the nest so she doesn't lose it to the other female. Both had been laying eggs in a single nest. It appears the dominant goose is done laying eggs. Ideas?