I've only had chickens for about 9 months now and it seems I can't win here. I'm not supposed to have chickens but I keep a few anyway because I love birds and I need pets that I can hold so chickens it was. Anyway, I had one die at 9 weeks from an unknown illness, 3 had to be given back because I was paranoid they were roosters and they were close to the crowing age at the time, and one had to be given back because her egg song was the loudest noise I have ever heared a bird make. Now my EE hen is doing the same thing. It might have been her in the first place. I thought she would be quiet when I got her! I thought silkies would be quiet, too but I just read that they were the loudest! I don't know what to do and right now I pretty close to just giving up chickens and getting pigeons or something! Are there ANY breeds that are quiet?????