I found this info at the Tx Dept of Healt website: http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bfds/msa/licmsa.html It says, among other things: Individuals that produce low volume poultry or rabbits and wish to slaughter and process them for sale are required to obtain either a Grant of Poultry/Rabbit Exemption or a Grant of Inspection. The Grant of Inspection requirements are kind of a drag, mostly paperwork, but the Grant of Exemption looks dead easy and allows for sale at locations other than at the farm: APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF POULTRY/RABBIT EXEMPTION Individuals or firms desiring to obtain a Grant of Poultry/Rabbit Exemption must have written sanitation standard operating procedures. Applicants must submit a completed application Regional Texas Department of Health Meat Safety Assurance Division office. 1. Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) Regulations require that meat and poultry establishments develop, implement, and maintain written standard operating procedures for sanitation (Sanitation SOPs). SSOPs must describe all procedures an establishment will conduct daily, before and during operations, to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(s). SSOPs must describe which procedures will be conducted before the start of operations and those that will be conducted during operations. SSOPs should include an inspection checklist and a corrective action record to document daily the procedures conducted and to document any corrective actions taken in response to observed deficiencies. 2. Labeling and Marketing Meat and poultry products produced under a grant of poultry/rabbit exemption and intended to be sold through locations other than the farm where the livestock is produced, must be clearly marked with the producer's name and address and the term "Exempted P.L. 90-492". I've left a voice mail for a State official who I hope will be able to tell me more about how to get an Exemption. Anyone here familiar with this?