This is my first year with pilgrim geese. I adopted a trio (2 geese, 1 gander) from a friend about 3 months ago. The gander is under a year old and the geese are 1 and 2 years old. One of the geese has been missing off and on for the past week. Yesterday I found her in our hay barn sitting on a nest. She has 11 eggs under her. First things first, I thought Pilgrims only laid eggs in the spring? I am in Maine and it's already cold and threatening snow here, so I was NOT expecting eggs from any of my geese until warmer weather. I have seen the gander doing the dirty deed, but I didn't think much of it since they aren't typically winter layers. What are the chances her eggs are fertile and will even hatch? I candled them but didn't see anything (it may be too early to tell since she hasn't been on them long) I'm not looking for answers, simply wondering if this has happened to anyone else, and if so is there anything I should do/watch out for? I have let my ducks hatch their own but I am new to geese!