Hey all. I'm from Carmel, Indiana. They don't allow any farm animals here unless you have 3+ acres. However, these are hard times and I believe we as free Americans should be able to raise a few quiet, unobtrusive birds if we want, and I am not above breaking this pointless city ordinance. I'd like to get your opinions - we have a 1/2 acre lot with a large backyard. We've got a 6' privacy fence all the way around the back yard that would keep them in, or I could build a run if that;s not enough (I'm real handy when it comes to making things.) On one side we have neighbors who would probably love the idea (and the eggs), and on the other side we have nosey old retired folks - who are nice but I'm not sure what they would think They are our only neighbors who are in a position to be able to easy see into the yard, so the conversation with them would have to happen at some point. Caddy-corner we have another set or retired neighbors with two dogs. Also raccoons and opossums roam at night - we're in a fairly wooded area. Should I give up on the idea? How loud would a few hens be?