My family & I are looking into chickens. We live outside the city limits & our community rules say we can have animals for personal enjoyment or showing. We don't plan on getting a rooster just hens. We don't plan on selling eggs or chickens so I think we are safe with the laws. Several neighbors have horses. All of the lots in this neighborhood are 1 acre lots. All neighbors and myself have at least 6 foot wooden fences. Closest neighbors house would be at least 100 ft from the chickens. They wouldn't be allowed to run free. We are considering between 15-20 hens. Some friends have said that chickens are very noisy, but these are more city people that have never been around livestock. So, my question is how loud will the hens get? p.s. I have experience with livestock growing up but zero chicken experience. My daughters (12 & 10) are really excited about the prospect and I think it would be great for them.