Tonight I was setting up the chick-pen area in my garage. My laundry machines are out there too, across the room. I noticed that when the washer spins, it makes a lot of very loud noise. I don't have any other place in the house to brood these babies, because there are housepets (a cat and a bunch of dogs) and a preschooler, and the chicks are less likely to be harassed in the garage. The space set up is secure, draft-free, and safe, but loud. I can't very well not do laundry for the two months they'll be in there. Do I need soundproofing measures? If so, what can I use that's budget-friendly and chick-safe?