I'm trying to be proactive here, once spring comes and the male Goldens start "screechin" (and the cochin hens start the "egg songs" well, I'm looking at ways to contain the hub-bub a little more. Mind you, Im not looking to to soundproof anything, just need ideas to deaden or reflect the sounds a little more. We are surrounded by a 6 foot block wall (cement) perimeter fence, and the runs are 6X12 chain link. I was thinking about getting the 4X6 Horse Stall mats, usually about 1 inch thick, and hanging/placing them around the sides (not at all air tight). Wondering if this would absorb some sounds or will it "escape" through the top or any open areas (and I figure this out after spending hundreds on un-needed stall mats Any thoughts for the top? Acoustic panels? Foam panels? Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated; I have considered straw or hay bales but that wouldnt work in my application due to space consideration, overall look, etc etc.