We want to get 4 hens, for sure an Australorp (my husband is Aussie so it's just a little fun thing) and an Easter Egger for the fun colored eggs and two more...maybe a Plymouth Rock and a brahma (the the second two are up in the air, I will take suggestions! ). Anyway, our city is A-okay with chickens, we just have to keep them in our yard in a clean/safe coop and we can't have a rooster. Our HOA on the other hand is not okay with chickens. We plan on clearing this with our neighbors first to make sure they won't report us, but if the hens are too loud someone might change their mind or a passerby may hear them. Our HOA isn't very active and hardly enforces anything, but I still don't want to risk spending the money on chicks and a coop and loving them only to have to get rid of them. So tell me straight, how loud are hens?