I have a 2 year old Pilgrim/Toulouse Goose who has laid 8 eggs and was sitting on them almost 24/7 for over a week. For the past 2 days I have noticed her off the nest for a few hours at a time. She covers the eggs but isn't sitting anymore. The woman I bought her off of in the spring said she hatched her own eggs the year before without an issue. I am new to geese so I'm not sure what the problem is. Could she be still collecting a clutch? Her gander is penned with her and is very protective. Could he be bothering her? I'm worried that she's stressed and the eggs may go to waste.