Okay I live in Southern Ontario close to Toronto ....Michagan and New York State are across the borders ...right now the temperature this Sunday morning is around 30 degree's F . My goose coop is not insulated ....I do have straw down on the floor and I have an old " wine" making plastic barrel in there on its side with straw inside ...hubby cut a little door in the side so I can open it and get the eggs out easier ... My question is my young embden goose has started to lay eggs for the first time ...from what I am reading its recommended to leave the eggs in the nest so there would be a good chance of her going broody...but as the weather is unpredictable right now ...suppose to get warmer during the day colder at night ...we just finished having rain down pours ...now we have a couple inches of snow .. I am afraid the eggs will freeze ....can I put some fake eggs in the nest box ...like the plastic coloured easter eggs ???...and then if she does go broody I could slip the goose eggs I collected under her ? Merci !