I have a pair of 6 month old Chinese....is it POSSIBLE for them to be mature enough for mating and therefore the eggs be fertile? I've watched them many times...they climb all over each other until Gideon gets it right. It sure looks like he's connecting. After-wards, he just throws his wings back and honks his head off! The last few days I noticed little feathers all mixed in the hay Abigail is sitting on. She doesn't even get up when I walk near her to change their water. Today, I reached under her and took the egg she was sitting on. I don't want any babies just yet. .it's way too cold up here in northern NY. Now this is my first pair of geese and I am clueless...is it possible for them to behave in this way and still not not be mature and the eggs not be fertile? Thanks so much for any input!