Hello, My school district has decided not to allow the hatching of chicks in the classroom anymore. The main reason cited is Mass Law, Chap 272, Sec 80D (see below). Do I understand correctly that we would have to keep the chicks in the classroom for two months before we would be able to give them to a farm? Thank you for any help you can give! -Jill http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/272-80d.htm Chapter 272: Section 80D. Living rabbits, baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl; sale, barter or gift Section 80D. No person shall sell, offer for sale, barter or give away as premiums living baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under two months of age. No person shall sell, offer for sale, barter, display or give away living rabbits, chickens, ducklings or other fowl which have been dyed, colored or otherwise treated so as to impart to them an artificial color. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the sale or display of baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under two months of age by breeders or stores engaged in the business of selling for purposes of commercial breeding and raising; provided, however, that prior to May first in any year, such ducklings may be sold or purchased only in quantities of twenty-four or more. This section shall not prohibit, however, the sale or donation of such chickens, ducklings or fowl to schools for use in classroom instruction. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.