See if you can get a couple of neighbors to break rule at sametime. Will show your not some lone trouble makerWould you get fined if you had them or just told to get rid of them? How often do they check properties if at all? I'd say go for it and if you get caught, you get caught.
Yea hens do make some noise during the day. Nothing like a rooster crowing at 2AM because the moon is full or the wind turns the motion detector lights on. And well after all the poor girls are practically giving birth everyday. And then the others are coaching her.I don't know about hens being quiet. Some I have had could be heard a mile away when she was thinking about laying an egg, or had just layed an egg. Or someone else was laying an egg.
You will find the way to compost that suits you best. We all have.Hehehe. We'll see. I attended a composting class with the extension service, and they spent maybe 20% of the time on vermicomposting, so I feel like I have a solid base of information to try it, but my initial reaction to it was that it doesn't generate enough material for my tastes. (Well, unless I'm willing to spend hundreds of dollars on tons of worms, but a big part of my motivation for composting myself is so I don't *have* to spend hundreds of dollars amending my soil...)
That said, once I get the 1,000-ish square feet of soil I'd like to use in better shape, I might be up for generating smaller amounts for targeted plants. But for now, I've got a large swath of crappy soil to improve.
According to everything I've read and the class I took on composting, piles that are 140 or higher for a week or so will kill the seeds. Is that not the case? My piles were all in the 145-160 range for at least a month.Make SURE to NOT put ANY PLANT with seeds in your compost pile!!! Even seeds from plants that you want. Pretty much all plant's seeds love a good compost pile and weeds will regenerate in them and their seeds will grow.