Ok, I will try to keep this short...Egyptian Goose layed eggs on my roof 1 month ago (I live on gold course). Today I found 2 eggs on the ground that either fell out or were thrown out. 1 egg badly cracked with blood coming out, opened the egg and goose was dead. The other egg was slightly cracked with goose still alive. I now have the egg in an incubator which keeps wobbling back and forth and chirping...I am guessing the guy will bust out in the next day or so.
My goal is to get this guy back in the environment he belongs in. So..what do I do? I am tossing around some ideas and would appreciate some advice from people who have done this before.
Plan A: Sneak the egg back to the nest before it hatches
Plan B: Sneak the baby bird back to the nest right after
Plan C: Hatch the bird and raise it to a certain recommended age and then release it back to the wild. I do not mind doing this but my concern is this whole "imprinting" business. I dont want the poor thing to love and rely on me then just throw him outside...therefore I would need some recommendations on preventing this from happening (If yall think this even is a problem) whether it be to buy another goose, steal another egg, etc.
All suggestions welcome.