Okay, so I have 2 geese, and I don't want any more. However, last night I noticed one of my big game hens was sitting on a pile of goose eggs behind a hay bale in the corner of the barn. I don't know how old the eggs are, but they are at least 4 days old, since there are four of them. I want to take the eggs away, but I am petrified that I will crack an egg open and find a half-formed baby goose. How do I tell how far along these eggs are? When is it still safe to take the eggs away and not be killing a little gosling? I seriously will lose my **** if I have to deal with any more geese. p.s. The reason I didn't notice this before is that I gave the goose 4 fake eggs to sit on, so I just assumed, when I didn't see any more eggs being added to the nest, that she was done laying. But apparently she just moved her laying location.