I am a country girl at heart but am married to a city boy. I have wanted to raise chickens for years and because of some new local ordinances allowing backyard chickens I am going to get some. I have a small suburban lot with close neighbors and I want to keep everyone happy. I think I would like to get 2 bantam Silkies, a Cochin bantam, and maybe 1 or 2 standard Ameraucanas so we can actually have some pretty eggs to eat. My questions is, will the larger breed pick on the bantams, and will these breeds be good for my situation (need to be quiet)? I would be happy to have any other advice you offer.