I have one goose that has a gap where all of her breast feathers are missing - probably about the size of an apple. Mostly her other feathers slide over and keep it covered up unless she beats her wings - but I will keep trying to get a picture of it. She's an American Buff goose. My kids have seen the geese breeding, but I've never noticed it -- they tend to breed in the morning and then act innocent for the rest of the day . . . lots of gander pushing and shoving though. It seems an odd place for the other geese to pick at - I was wondering if she's plucking feathers for a nest? She's only 9 months old and I wasn't expecting any of my young ones to lay. We've looked through their fenced area though and haven't found any signs of a nest, although it is possible the feathers just blew away. I can't remember what goose eggs look like exactly -- are they textured like duck eggs or more porous like chicken eggs? Does anyone have pictures? I'd feel bad if she was laying and we picked them up with all the duck eggs. They have a dog igloo thing, and a covered area under the chicken house, as well as a whole grove of tighly planted evergreens . . . judging from what I have heard on the forums the geese will just pick a random spot and lay eggs . . . what do your geese like to lay in / on / under? We have lots of extra tires so I could try one or two of those . . .