When I chose the breeds of birds I now have (only five total), I looked for certain qualities because in my town, it's not rural. I have neighbors on all three sides and the houses are close to each other. (If I sang in the shower, my neighbors would know). One thing I needed were birds that could be enclosed in a run for morst of the day because DH and I both work. The website I consulted said Buff Orpingtons "bear confinement well." Tell that to Buffy, who squaks up a storm each morning if I don't get up before her with food. The classic image I always have of here when I get out there is her hopping ( pretty high for a bird) up and down until I get to the enclousre. I am not positive, but it doesn't seem to me she is bearing it "well." The squaking goes off and on all day until they are let out into a fenced enclosre. I'd leave access to it all day but for hawks. I am not complaining...not really...because I love her and I know from past experience with other species that birds are not quiet. However, I do think the information was rose colored on this website. It sounded like only roos are noisy. HA! I feel duped.