I should tell you a few things about the goose that laid the golden egg.
First of all, he's a jerk. Just because you can lay golden eggs doesn't mean you're all that Stanley!
In fairness, if you're going to lay a metal based object
1. You'd want it to be egg shaped and you wouldn't necessarily need it to be that large.
2. You'd want a softer metal. Gold just makes sense.
don't want to kill the goose that lays golden eggs, but don't treat him
any different than the geese that lay eggs full of delicious protein
and future McMuffin fillings.
Side note: Do you think it's possible for a goose to accidentally crack it's egg while laying it?
They don't tell you this - You're spending eighty to one hundred dollars a day to feed this guy. Do the math, I'm just not sure it pays off in the end.