only seasonally layers- right? my toulouse goose that is, with am embden mate i'm asking b/c my mean ol son of a gun gander was just out there beating the crap out of my goofy old bumblefooted hen! i saved her (thanks dogs!) and ran him off to the pond but he ripped a lot of her feathers out. ***picture him running to the pond, a mouthful of feathers visible as he turned to look over his shoulder at me and Dog#1 were in hot pursuit! *** he only gets after that one hen and only when his lady friend is laying or brooding.. i havent seen any eggs but she is out roaming around everywhere during the day help - do i need to confine her to she will set a proper nest or is this a fluke?? yikes - here he comes up from the pond - 'com on dogs lets round him up!