We bought a pair of Sebastopol geese this summer.We noticed this November that hen had been going in and out of their little hut we built them(about the size of a dog house). I didn't bother checking for eggs because I read somewhere that geese lay eggs in the spring only. Well now she is broody on 9 eggs! This was a very pleasant surprise.The male stays by the hut with her all day and night, and will bite anyone who comes near. I have never hatched or raised goslings before, im not sure when she started setting, but I think this is the third and a half week. I added some straw in there for her, and placed a bowl of food and water right outside the little hut. How many days does it take to hatch these geese? Are the eggs even fertile, since winter isn't exactly their breeding season? I've never seen the geese mate in all the time they've been here. Will the aggressive/protective male be a problem when the goslings hatch?Will he hurt them? This was a very nice surprise and I have so many questions I don't know where to start, .