I have a broody GOOSE!!!
I have three geese... a Pilgrim female, an American Buff female and a mixed breed Embden/Buff/Toulouse? gander. I just love them... but with the breeding season the gander has become extremely hostile and aggressive and will soon have an invitation to dinner, so to speak.
The last few days my Buff goose (a real sweetheart) has been setting, so yesterday I gave her a dozen goose eggs (hers and the Pilrim's) to incubate. She tenderly tucked them under her one at a time, looking very pleased. (Geese have such expressive eyes.) She hardly leaves the nest and when she does she spends several minutes making sure the eggs are well covered with feathers and shavings. My HENS never do that!
Anyhow, I am excited... and eager to share my news with people who understand. My geese are not quite a year old, so their fertility will not be at the peak level... but even so I am hoping for at least six goslings. I just love geese!