I've been going to neighbors' houses with eggs and letting them know I have chickens and if they had a problem with the noise to let me know. So far so good, but I've only been to 3 so far, and 2 more I know are OK with them, but I still got ground to cover. If I run into a crabby neighbor, I would need a back up plan. The idea came to me when I had them in the garage during the hurricane - all my girls were cheering one of them on when she was about to lay her first egg. Well, I have 5 more that should all be laying by the end of this month and would like to keep the noise down. I thought I'd explain myself first, I know sometimes a woman's reasoning isn't very well understood OK before I even bring it up to my husband, thought I would ask all the guys out there... raising chickens in the garage? Yes - HIS garage. Dare I even ask him??