I purchased 10 new chicks to supplement my 3 year old Red Sex Links this spring. I bought 5 Barred Rocks & 5 Buff Orpingtons. Here's my problem, The Red Sex Links are sweet wonderful old girls who barely make a peep. The Buff Orpingtons are probably the quietest chicken I've ever seen. However the Barred Rocks won't shut up! They're so noisy they'd put a goose to shame! I'm really glad we've got super nice neighbors or I'd be in trouble! Anyone else ever have this problem? Somehow I don't think there's much I can do to shut them up other than ship them off! Sheesh!