I have 5 chicks. I am building a coop. I have had chickens before and had to get rid of them due to noise. My mistake, I THINK, was letting them out early. They were waking everyone up at 5:15 am. This time, I am hoping to keep the chickens. All will be good if I can keep them quiet until 7am. No one cares the rest of the day if they make noise. So, I have heard to keep the coop dark... but then there is no ventilation. I have heard that they should be able to let themselves into their run... but then it's not dark. I'm confused! Please give me advise so I can keep my chicks! I have 1 RIR, 1 buff orpington, 1 black sex link, 1 wyndotte and 1 ameracouna. Sorry- cant spell all the breeds! Thanks!!!