I have a pair of pilgrim geese. The female has laid about 12 eggs so far. I kept the first few to incubate and check for fertility, and they were all duds. I have not seen the male attempt to breed. I read that they prefer to beed in water so I have provided a deep pond, they are getting an excellent diet, I am trying to do everything right... what gives?!? I read that incubating goose eggs is extremely difficult and its best to let them do the work themselves, so I have left her with her eggs. She is brooding very well and is very protective of her nest, its going to be heartbreaking when she does all this hard work for nothing. Is there something I am missing? Why is the male not doing his job?