POLL: Not counting Roosters, since here in the city they are illegal anyway, from your personal experience, What chicken breeds would you recommend for a tiny city flock of 4 to 6 hens? Pick more than one if you want. COMMENT: If you live close to neighbors, what breeds have you kept without any problems? Are there any breeds you would NEVER get again? I live in the city on a small urban lot, close to neighbors so this would be really helpful information come time to order the baby chicks. My neighbors thought I was nuts when I started with chickens, but now there are two other houses with them on the street, another house a few streets away with hens, and one more house buying chicks this spring (and wants input from me.) I have already told her "Not to get Leghorns." Since we can only have a limited number of chickens, they need to be consistent layers. My neighbor wants to get four to five pullets. Order of importance: 1. Quiet 2. Good layer 3. Friendly/ okay with kids 4. Large Eggs 5. Not flighty 6. Easy to care for 7. Not difficult to sex at an early age/ can be ordered as pullets only 8. Not very hard to come by/ not rare I know I asked something similar before in another poll. Sorry. But I could not add more voting options to the thread about noisy breeds, thus, allowing you to pick multiple choices. As a result, the Leghorn choice was the main one selected as noisy and not much else. There are still only a limited number of spots for me to fill in poll choices. *Therefore, I narrowed it down to breeds generally considered to be the better egg layers, breeds without the reputation of being pretty noisy, breeds that are not just good for pets, and are available through most hatcheries or feed stores, and can be sorted at hatch by gender. I know there are more good breeds out there, but they didn't fit in the form. Put them in the comment section! Thanks for the help!