Hello all! My toulouse geese are almost a year old now and Luna goose has started to lay! They share the pen with four ducks, who might also be laying. I noticed my male goose, Lautrec, had gotten really mean to anyone who dared invade their pen in the last few weeks, do you think this occurred because his mate started laying? Tonite I saw Luna goose wedge herself behind a wooden crate that is in their pen (it was in there to be "cover" for the ducks originally, so that they could get away from the bossy geese, so it's a tiiight fit for Luna) and I was worried she was sick. I crawled back there (while Lautrec attempted to tear my coveralls off) and I found a TON of frozen eggs, some big and some small. I collected them as best I could, for fear that they would attract a predator- Luna made such sad, sad sounds. I swear she knew I was taking her eggs and she was sad about it. I gave her one back and she stuck it in a wad of fresh hay and laid on it. While she was bedded down, the ducks were hassling her- rubbing their necks on her neck and back, trying to climb under/over her etc. She finally cried out and Lautrec stopped trying to attack me and ran over to fend off the ducks. What is going on here? Is she broody? Do I need to move the ducks out? How could she possibly hatch eggs if they are freezing in the nest; do I need to supply better building materials? Thanks for any insight you can provide!