How old do geese have to be before laying fertile eggs? I know some breeds can start laying before they're a year old, but are they likely to be able to hatch out goslings? I'm particularly wondering about the medium breeds, as I have American Buff goslings right now, and I'm looking for Pilgrims. I know it'll be next spring before I (may) see eggs from them. I'm just wondering if they do lay next year, if I should prepare for goslings... or prepare omelets.