Hi all, new to the forum and to raising chickens. No birds as of yet, but a coop build is in progress. I am pretending the reason is my daughter's FFA project, but I am really looking forward to some fresh eggs My only experience with chickens for the past 25 years has been running the neighbors' birds out of my yard as they uproot my plants and generally create a mess. That, and the guy across the road has a hundred or so roosters. I am guessing the noise from a few hens won't be a problem.