Toulouse goose raise baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by WichitaKSClucks, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. WichitaKSClucks

    WichitaKSClucks Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2015
    Wichita, Kansas
    Something got into our backyard while I was at work last week and killed 9 of my 10 one year old hens. It bit their heads off leaving just the body. No heads to be found so I guess it ate them. Anyway... My one year old Toulouse goose it sitting on her eggs most of the day for several days now. Could I go to the store and buy several few day old pullets and at night swap her eggs for baby chicks like you can do with broody hens? Would it work? I want more hens but don't want to have to go thru the whole raising baby chicks myself thing. I'm not at home very much during the day. Also, how many young does a Toulouse usually have if this would work?
  2. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2014
    Nashville, TN

    That should work. They have clutches from 2-8 usually.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by