I have a white Embden goose that started to lay today. Is this normal for a goose to lay so early in the year???? How do I move her and her nest???? She is nesting right in front of the nesting boxes, and I am worried the chickens wont be able to get into them. I have a small goose house (4' by 4') but the geese have always prefered to sleep in the coop under the nest boxes with the ducks, I figured I would have a few more weeks to encourage her to stay in the goose house. How many eggs does an average Embden lay before she sits???? I am worried that the eggs will frezze before she stays on the nest. The egg I found today was very cold. She didn't seem upset when I took the egg. I brought it in to warm up and am storing it in our cool basement. Will I be able to slip it in the nest after she has laid a few, like with a broody chicken???? hoping the other goose is really a male and is fertile.