I have a 1 yr, 4 month old African Goose. She has wanted to be a mother for about 3 months. I had to constantly move her and take her eggs away. In just the past couple of days, she's stopped sitting on eggs. It seems like she's adopted my 9 six week old ducklings and 1 six week old gosling. I'm not really complaining, because now she's not sitting on eggs. Is this common? If I knew she'd adopt them, I might have given them to her as babies (and kept them out of my house brooder). Is it common for a goose to adopt so late in the ducklings/goslings lives? I just hope this satisfies her maternal desires.