Just cleared building a coop with our city office. They were shocked to learn that our city code actually allows chicken coops and chicken ownership in the city. And that I found out about it all by myself. And knew the law. And had been doing my homework, and had the name of an extention agent who was assisting me. It also helped soften the impact for me to tell them that the coop was going below my bedroom window (albeit three stories below it) and well out of view of our only neighbors, to the side facing the woods. This ought to help prevent an emergency council meeting to declare all chickens outlaws (this is the city that had the 'wild chicken' problem a month ago and apparently paid someone 4 grand to deal with it! silly, silly people) Anyway, I would like some suggestions for hens. We absolutely cannot have a rooster, and I'd like the hens ideally to be good layers, take confinement well, be winter hardy and also fairly quiet. There is an older feller 5 houses up and across the street who goes absolutely batty when he hears loud noise outside. Children, dogs, anything, that makes noise for more than a few minutes and he's calling someone about it. If we can keep him from knowing the clucking noises down at our dead end lot are not the local wild turkeys that live in the woods - we'll be happy! Do you think Easter Eggers and red sex links would fit that description? Any other birds that you would think would be good for our situation? Our coop will be about 8 feet long by 4.5 feet deep and about 7.0 feet high with a 3 foot by 4.5 foot room attached for a brooder/isolation pen, and place to put feed. The covered & gated run will be about 22 feet long and 4.5 feet deep. 8 - 10 birds? Thanks!