The most popular time of year to raise chicks seems to be in the spring but as long as you keep them inside until they feather out it seems like many people continue to hatch throughout the summer. What I was wondering is at what point in the year should you NOT start raising chicks? I realize that this will change rather dramatically from region to region but I thought that perhaps there was a general rule like planting dates for vegetables. "Don't hatch chicks after X number of days before first frost" or something like that. I am in Texas if that helps and there isn't a rule of thumb.