This is my first experience with geese. About 2 weeks ago we found our first goose egg in the goose coop. Then last night, my husband put away the birds but my goose was sitting on 7 eggs that she had hidden in a pile of hay. My husband took her off and gathered the eggs since it is just about winter here and we get some pretty severe weather in the winter. Today she laid another egg in the same spot and buried it in the hay.
Should I let her try to hatch a clutch of eggs (I'm not sure if they are fertile or not, I haven't seen the gander doing his thing) even though we have bad weather coming? Should I just keep collecting eggs until spring? Will this fall egg laying mess her up for brooding in the spring?