I am down to two Embden geese .....and 5 muscovies and a male runner duck...all of them I hatched out in bator last spring ....first time also ... Today I checked the barrel nest box in the waterfowl coop and I got my first Goose egg !!!! Yeeee ha!!!!!! Do you think it could be fertile ...from reading on here I do have a male and female ....well I know I have a male because he loves me .. so do geese lay every other day ...? for how long ? Is there any chance my female could go broody at a year old ? How long can I keep an egg before its to old to put under her if she does go broody? Right now I have it dated and in the basement ... It was funny because when I came running up to the house with it this morning and showed my family my daughter said Mom crack it open like you did your first chicken egg way back when ......I said are you nuts !!! were keeping it for when she goes broody ... thanks guys !