ok, I had to finally rehome my loud mouth sexlinks ad reds because the neighbors were being annoyed (the guy also complains that my cat meows- ???- so really, I should have just told him to find a new hobby than sitting at his window listening for noises from my yard...he doesnt seem to complain when the kids from his building are out till 2 am swearing and being loud in front our houses....also they are huge smokers and I have to keep my windows shut or my house fills with their 2nd hand smoke! anyway- slightly off topic- needing a good venting!!! Grr) So I have 1 bird left- she was the 'quiet one' a light brahma, however.. she is friendly yet bites us constantly and I am sick of the bruises and pinches and drawing of blood. I curbed her behavior once, but I am getting sick of confronting her every time she does this -refuse to let her get away with it and 'win', yet I dont want to constantly dual with her so we are looking to rehome her where she can happily free range and be admired from a distance rather than as a 'pet'. Which leads me to my question...I may be getting a young silkie and perhaps some bantam cochins...do you think this is a good choice? How loud are they when hey squawk and how frequently do they do it??? I have to appease the neighbors no matter how disrespectful or hyppocritical they are.... any suggestions???? And be nice- please don't tell me not to have chickens! Our house has been for sale forever now, and I have lived in the city for 9 years now and NEEDED some sanity- I am a country girl!!!! Two things I can't live w/out = my garden and my pets!!!!