Hi! Has anyone had any experience hatching and raising chicks for a school observation? The students who would be observing and caring for the chicks are freshmen biology students and the chicks would remain at the school throughout the entire school year. At the end of the school year, they would be sold to families as a way to raise money for the school, and new eggs would be bought for the next school year. Some concerns are: 1) I'm not super familiar with how long it take for chickens to fully mature - how long do the baby chicks need to stay in an incubator after hatching? 2) How soon would they be able to live outside in a coop? 3) Texas winters are fairly mild, but would they be okay outside during the winter? If anyone has had any positive or negative experiences raising chickens for the classroom, I'd really appreciate your input! Thanks so much!