X 2. Cochins! The come in either bantam or standard size and some pretty colors. Silkies wouldn't be a bad choice, either.
I wouldn't worry about the chickens getting out of your fencing...but I might worry about snakes and rats getting in and eating the eggs and hatchlings.
What they said.
Two weeks is just too long. You can't predict what the weather will be that far in advance. Water gets spilled or fouled, food gets rancid. Hire someone to stop by at least every second or third day. There are plenty of professional petsitters that are bonded and I'm sure you...
Okay, here are my final numbers. I've officially shut down the incubator and eggtopsied those that did not hatch.
12 bantam mottled cochin
15 wheaton Marans
Knew I was in trouble right away with the cochins as I candled them the night they arrived and had lots with displaced air...
FOUND THE LINK!
Here you go. I just re-read it, and as long as you're selling direct to consumers and you're not "grading" them, you can legally sell in Texas. Must include contact info on carton label.
I'm in TX and I spent a lot of time online trying to find the answer to this same question. I did find it on one of the state dept. agriculture websites finally, and even then it was a bit hard to understand, but the way I interpreted it is that here in Texas, you can sell your eggs...
Hang in there. My tiny little bantam eggs pipped on day 18 and hatched on day 19. 2 of my large fowl wheaten Marans pipped and hatched on day 20, but they were the smallest of the Marans eggs. Then...nothing until today, day 23. And now one of my larger Marans eggs has hatched. I still have the...
They need a constant temperature of 90-95 degrees (day and night) for the first week, so assuming it's not that warm at night where you are, they're going to need to be in some kind of temp controlled environment.
After the first week, decrease the temperature by 5 degrees each week...
One of my Marans has pipped and is making quick progress compared to how slow the cochins were. Now my dilemma is that one of the cochin chicks is already 24 hrs. old, plus spent 24 hours hatching and I really need to get it out so it can eat/drink. I think the Marans could be going on for...