The gander had already gone out into the meadow without too much fuss and joined the West of Englands, and the goose who was sitting later came off the nest and also went out pretty easily, but the other goose was not happy at all and decided she was going to defend her friend by biting my welly!
There were 11 eggs in the nest, which had a foul smell coming from it, and candling the eggs revealed that unfortunately though all showed signs of early development, they had all died fairly early in development. The eggs were then disposed of in a secluded location (by throwing them at a concrete wall). The egg the smell seemed to be coming from was full of reeking grey liquid. Only one contained an embryo, which was very small and dead.