I own two pilgrim geese, they are about 9 months and just laid their first egg. First of all, the geese are really protective over their single egg and our ducks nor chickens aren't. We are not able to raise another goose so we need to know why we should do. I can walk right to her and pet her all she will do is hiss the whole time, but never bites. Should we take it away when she sleeps? Note: She layed the egg outside, she sleeps in a shed. They are free roam and often swim in the lake.