Greetings, fellow fowl friends: I've just joined the group. My daughter and I are JUST beginning the process -- we have wanted chickens since she was six years old -- she's now twenty-six, and we're finally in a place where we can do this together in my backyard. Our current issue is finding a good, affordable coop (my budget maxes out at about $600) and don't have the tools required to build our own, so we're looking for a good prefab that will eventually house four larger laying hens -- we're planning on a mixed group of a Orpington, Bhrama, Plymouth Barred Rock and perhaps a Jersey -- however, we've heard the Barred Rocks can be noisy, and our area won't accept "noisy" chickens -- some sound obviously okay, but not "nuisance sounds." Any advice will be welcome! Best, Aoife B.