Is it not a good idea to raise them in the summertime? Should I wait until fall. Of course, I'm here in Louisiana where there isn't really a fall, and I don't know which hatcheries are still shipping in fall. I want to do some. We have never tried it, and in fact, other than hunting, dh has never killed anything for us to eat. However, since he DOES hunt, I figure this should be fairly easy for him to handle (he hunts deer, rabbit, duck and dove - though he doesn't hunt the latter two nearly as often). Anyway, I'd like to start with around 20 or so and I plan on having him just skin them. I figure I'll separate them after by cutting off the leg quarters for stews, soups and taking out the breasts for boneless, skinless breasts. We'll freeze the necks and stuff for our dogs and cats to eat. When would be a good time to do this?