I have an embden goose sitting on a clutch in the llama barn. It's still pretty cold out so I don't know if she can raise babies now anyway, but is this breed reliable for the diligence needed to hatch eggs? I see her there every morning, and she covers the nest up when she leaves. I have tried to barricade it so the llamas won't accidentally step on it. Is this a tad early for geese to start laying in Wisconsin? If this one fails, how can I encourage others of my flock to start nests? This one is just in a small pile of hay. I could put out more hay piles, I suppose, but I assume they'd have to be somewhat protected. These are my first geese, just got them last spring, so any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!