Three houses down from me, you can rake your leaves to the curb and a big truck will come by and suck them all up. But where I live... no such luck. I have a big enough yard where I can have a compost pile... but it takes SOO long to break down leaves. But I noticed that the leaves that fell into my chicken run are pretty well chopped up. Has anyone actually put leaves, in a good amount as if they were bedding, into the run? How long did it take the birds to break it down? I was thinking about raking everything over to them, and putting leaves in the run about 3 inches deep. Removing it when it got pretty well chopped up, and adding more until the pile ran out. Moving chopped leaves and chicken poo to the compost area, hoping for a faster breakdown. I have left over 4 ft high fencing to make a containment area for the leaves so that they don't blow around the yard again. I have a separate area where tree clippings are drying out to end up into the fire pit. So that will be leaves, chicken poo, dog poo, and wood ash. Was thinking on layers to avoid odor and to make it easier to mix up. And using additional spare fencing to keep the dogs out of it.