I have a pair of Egyptian geese and the behavior of my gander has made me worry about my goose. Last year, I lost my first goose and I felt awful that I had missed something like lice or mites and it had weakened her and she died. However, I have now seen what I believe caused her death. My gander is so aggressively trying to mate with this goose, not only has he pulled out a LOT of feather all around her face and neck, but she was pushing herself into the corner of the fence, trying to get through the chain link! Then, I found her hiding in a little pet taxi that the chickens lay in! By the time I realized she was staying hidden, she had lost weight and gotten weak. I caught her and moved her into a different area so she could recover. That's when I realized that she looked just like the first goose!! These geese are now 3 years old and I would expect the gander to be a bit less aggressive with his mate??? Once Nefertiti, my goose, was healthy again, she started calling for him and he paces the fence line calling for her all the time. I guess my first question would be, is this normal behavior? I don't see how it could be since I lost one goose and almost lost another! (I bought all 3 at the same time and they were 6 months old when I got them. Once they paired up, I removed the second goose and put her in a different area but they were always within sight of each other.) Now, for the second part of my concern.....approximately 2-1/2 to 3 weeks after I moved Nefertiti, she laid her first ever egg. And she kept laying...Now she is setting but I don't think she will have any fertile eggs unless she has maybe 1 or 2. Does anyone have any information about how long she would have fertile eggs? I figured 2 weeks at most but I wasn't sure. Will she eventually stop setting when the eggs don't hatch, assuming none do? Unfortunately, these geese were 6 months old when I got them and were not very tame. She has been an angel when I go in to feed and change her water and pool though. (The last goose, Anck-su-Namun, came at me with blood in her eyes whenever I went in to change their bedding or water!!) Also, do I ever risk putting her back with Imhotep, my gander? Any information that you Egyptian experts have would be so appreciated. My experience with geese was only with domestic geese before these and was limited. I have done a lot of reading about the Egyptians but I have not read anything by anyone that would answer these questions. Thank you all in advance! I truly love Nefertiti and I don't want her hurt but I don't want her unhappy either!!