Many of you are worried about how loud your hens are--for real not preferences. Well I have how loud they are for real! Decibels measure noise. I bought a decibel meter at Radioshack and did a little bit of experimenting and I found this. A leghorn hen at the peak of her egg song is: 78 Db Average clucking is around: 60-63 Db A wood privacy lowers the sound by: 15 Db The EPA Identified that noise of 55Db outside and 45 Db inside is annoying. http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/noise/01.htm Here is a decibel calculator so that you can see if it bothers your neighbor for real or if they are just being a pain. http://www.daycounter.com/Calculators/Decibels-Calculator.phtml With these tools we calculated that our neighbor who suing us (most of have read the news articles) for noise, does not have a claim, because it is 45 Db outside her bedroom (her main complete) and at most 30 inside (she has hurricane windows), to give you an idea a quite library is 55 Db and the air conditioner is 55 Db.