The geese were lounging on the other side of the house, out of sight, so I took the opportunity to do some pen cleaning in peace. If the geese see me anywhere near their laying sites, they get extremely annoyed. Believe me, ears will be deafened by their protests for a good mile around.
Raked out all the hay in the goose shelter areas, dumped it into the compost bins (good stuff for the gardens!) and then started cleaning the goose laying coops. Mind you, Spouse & I check every day for eggs. We'd been getting an average of six eggs a week, which is about one from every goose. Cleaning out the laying coops, I got a surprise: nine eggs that were deliberately hidden from sight. It looks like what they're doing is making a nest, laying an egg, then pushing the egg underneath the deep sides of the nest. Thankfully the coops are covered and cool in this early Spring weather, so the eggs were still good (yep, I tested a sample).
[pic: the stash ]