So I am back, once again with crazy ideas and a question that may match the crazy. I have a fantastically beautiful pair of Embden Geese. (Ugh I love them) My Gander (named Ozzy) can and has been on many occasions, rude, loud, obnoxious and even aggressive with the men of the house. He is very protective of his love, Harriet who is incredibly sweet and loves to be hand fed treats and grass blades. I'm posting because Harriet has amassed 7 eggs in her very well put together nest inside the coop, which they only use when she is laying. All other times (even during hard winters) they seem to much prefer being outside in the run. I would love for her to hatch more gorgeous little goslings though I'm afraid that even if she decides to brood, they will never hatch due to cold night time temperatures and (unfortunately) she has been quite slow at building her clutch, accidentally crushing several on the nest. she doesn't seem to want to keep much bedding under the eggs despite how often I gently pad them underneath, she always removes it the next day. So she has had some set backs but I still believe she will eventually go broody. I was considering all options and (being the worrier that I am) have been looking into ducks to replace her nest with if she sits for too long with no luck. Essentially the goal would be to sneak baby ducks into her nest to replace the eggs while she is off bathing, etc. I would buy embdens instead but they're just so expensive I was thinking that Pekin ducklings would be best since theyre of good size and very comparable in looks. Possibly the geese wouldn't even be able to tell a difference until they stop growing. Will Ozzy kill the babies? If I let them raise the ducklings, will they end up aggressive like my gander? Ozzy and Harriet are very bonded to each other, if needed, can they be safely separated so that Harriet can be alone with the little ones? I feel like if they're raised by the geese, they'll be more like family in the future and we would have less fights/problems? Am I right to think this way or am I just crazy? Bottom line, I love my Geese very much and want to expand my flock but am a very Nervous Nilly. I don't want to spend $80 on ducklings only to lose them or upset my sweet girl. Any input or opinions/experience is very much appreciated!!! Photos of my geese will come later, they're quite beautiful and will be happy to show them off!