I found a "rogue" nest yesterday, and today decided to check it out when the goose was gone .... nope no luck that goose was brooding. So, I got a (plastic) trash can lid and used it kind of like a shield, this is the funny part: I found that if the goose couldn't see me, I could crouch really close and reach under her(!) and get the eggs out. It's really soft under there! Wouldn't you think that maybe a HAND reaching under you and taking your eggs out from under you one by one, and in general squirming around, would be a cause to maybe Oh, I dunno, FREAK OUT? The goose got a look at me and I got a small bite on my finger, and she got more suspicious as went for the eggs under her front part, when she got antsy I just stopped moving my hand then she'd relax and it was back to business. We don't want to raise up goslings this year, because we plan to sell the geese. In fact it's time to put them on Craig's List any time now.