Happy for you finding the young one, Nancy.
Harmony, is there a definite ordinance? It could probably be broken with little effort - it's happening all over the country. Just don't suggest a rooster, that's all. It's the noise that won't be tolerated. Also there are sites that help with choosing quieter breeds for hens, actually. Though I've never heard a hen make enough noise to matter - I guess the egg song could be "noise" but it doesn't happen early like a rooster's crow, and is really rather pleasant. Wondering why rabbits would be a "yes" and chickens a "no". Rabbits are a meat animal, too, and poop just like any other animal.
Of course, without animals, you and Mr. Harmony can go on a trip when you like.
So much work happening here. The new chick-itentiary has taken shape. More of a square this time, or cube, made partly of taller fencing sections ds had for one reason or another. Tall enough to walk into, like some large-dog kennels. Then over the top, more fence, with "roof" of the corrugated stuff we had for another project. So mostly found items, but it looks neat. The black bird decoys are up again, and also the solar lights are back at the corners.
Cleared out of all the old straw inside the henhouse. Spending time inside there today (although without the chicken door open because the pullets are on the outside of that) I was surprised that it was that hot. I know opening the chicken door makes for better ventilation out the window, but still, it almost needs a fan. There's a ventilation square on the south side, but I've never thought it did a lot. You're scared to give too much ventilation on hidden sides, for fear a predator will figure out a way in.
Things I'd like to post here -
share some pics of the new pullets
share a wish-list of some other breeds I'd like to have someday.