I just got my pair of African Geese from my friend on Friday. They have been real adventurous, enjoying their new habitat, the larege pond huge yard area and have been good so far in learning that twice a day I take them some grains out to put in their dish when I feed the chickens and cows. Each morning over the weekend they would wander up to the front yard and "announce" they were awake. This morning, they did not come to the front yard, so I decided to go check on them since we do get pretators like fox, bobcats and the occasional Florida panther crossing through our property. The male (Clyde) was pacing in one area and I did not see the Femaile (Bonnie) at first then I noticed she was right at the edge of the pond but was not moving. Concerned I watched for a while, even tried, from a distance to coax them up to their food. After a few moments she swam out into the pond and proceeded to lay an egg! After they both swam to the other side, I was able to wade out into the pond with the fishing net and after some work, retrieved the egg. I did not touch it with my hands, I kept it in the net, carried it over to the nesting coop we had built for them and used kitchen tongs to remove it from the net and place it in the box. I then went to the other side of the pond to see if I could coax them to go over to the coop so she could see where she should lay the eggs, that did not work however, and she dropped another egg but it was very soft (no hard shell). Sorta feels like a water ballloon So should I leave the retrieved egg in the coop and hope she decides to set in there in the next few days and what about the "unfinished" egg? Do I just toss it? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, This is the first time I have had Geese and I really do not want her to loose all of her eggs in the pond.