This is my 1st attempt to raise geese. I have one female and one male. My female, Ethel, laid 17 eggs last season. She did not have a mate last season. I bought fertile eggs and she hatched 1 out of 3. The chick ended up being a male, Fred, and is now mating with Ethel. We have taken 6 eggs from her now and are leaving the rest with her. How many eggs will she lay before being broody and sit on the eggs.. and how long can the eggs lay in the nest before she decides to sit on them? Any help for me on this?