So i'm new to the board and to chickens, but I know I must have some chickens! Anyway i'm technically not allowed to have them in my subdivision, due to zoning regulations. But I live on a little over an acre, and the neighbors are not close at all, so I think i'm just going to do it anyway. I only want 2 or 3 hens, so I don't think it will be a big deal. What do you think? And I want to get Silkie bantams, which from what i've read and seen, are pretty mellow, and not noisy.