My name is Anna and I recently came across this site while researching chickens. Me and my mom want to start a small flock, and I took initiative and started the research. We hope to be able to get chickens soon, so wish me luck. I'd like to get a coop built before then though, but hopefully that will be done before the end of summer. If any of you know good breeds that lay eggs pretty frequently, I'd be grateful for your input. I've read about quite a few breeds, but there are so many different reviews on them being loud/quiet. I'm looking for ones that aren't afraid to be handled/around people a lot. Also ones that are pretty quiet as to be curtious to our neighbors.