Hi, my name is Kim and I have been researching backyard chicken raising for about 3 months now. I think I am finally ready to "fly the coop" and order some chicks! My family which consists of my 2 kids ages 9 and 10, my husband and I, our 2 labs and 1 border collie, a bearded dragon, a cat named George and a diva of a rat named Angie all live here in TX just north of Houston. I think I have narrowed it down to Easter Eggers but was wondering if these are truly a quieter breed...I don't think my neighbors will have an issue but out of courtesy I want to try and do everything right! I can't wait to place my order and can't wait to hear from others and how their experiences are going!