This goose is a prize. Here she is laying on about 25 eggs, most of which were laid by another goose and are months old. We couldn't figure which of them were "good" and which were "bad" so we've left her to figure things out on her own. She won't get up for food or water so we've brought it to her. She is truly a dedicated mom, foster mom or surrogate mom as the cases maybe. She under the circumstances is very passive and only hisses when we get super close to the eggs.
Isn't she beautiful? I'm not particularly fond of birds but she has really caught my attention with her dedication to this brood. I pray that at least one egg actually hatches for her. She has put so much into this nest and taken so much grief from the Chickens in the coop who squawk at her at every opportunity as if saying..."silly goose - why waste your time". I say..."GO GIRL GO!"