As far as I know, mine are NOT. I have 6 geese left after selling my Africans, 3 embden ganders, 2 embden geese, and 1 toulouse goose. I've only ever had 1 adult female goose, and last spring was her first 'season'. She hung out with the ducks all day, and I would have never known that she was laying if she hadn't knocked the 'prop bar' out from under the 'door'. We have an old truck topper set out near the pond with a stick holding the 'door' up. Going in and out she'd knocked it loose. She laid quite a few unfertile eggs before my dad's stupid dog killed her Anyway, what I'm wondering is should I be looking for eggs? These geese aren't acting any different, and they roam all over the place between the house and the pond. They do not ever get 'locked up', so I can't leave them confined to try and get their eggs, I just get to find them after they are laid. What signs do I look for to tell if and when they start laying? I noticed one of the embden geese's 'pouch' seems a bit bigger than it was, but it's not all that noticeable.