Hi All, I thought I had the answer to my problem and then started going through the threads here, now I;m more confused. Here is the situation. I am new to chickens, had mine for 6 months now. I have 3 Americana's, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks and 1 Buff Orpington. The barred rocks are noisy but only when they see me and want to eat and occasionally they do the egg song, but it's not crazy loud. Two of my Americana's are obnoxious when it comes to the egg song and one in particular is getting more obnoxious and doing the egg song more and more, whether or not someone is laying anyone. My buff orpington is totally silent. I am in love with her. Not only is she a good layer and quiet, but she is cute and has a great personality. I am really getting stressed out because I have to constantly quiet the two noisy ones for fear of repercussions from the neighbors. Still waiting for city ordinance to change to allow chickens. It is in the works, but you know how government goes, it could take years. So anyway, I decided to get rid of the two noisy Americana's and replace them with orpingtons because they are so quiet. I found a nice lady with a farm who will happily take my noisy girls. Problem solved right? Well now reading the threads here I learned that not all orpingtons are quiet and sometimes when you get rid of the noisy ones others take over where they left off. Do you think I should still try and replace the noisy ones with orpingtons and hope for the best? Should I get rid of the three Americana's? I love the one I wasn't planning on getting rid of, she lets me hold her. I really can't live the way I am now, the stress is not worth it. I can't leave my house before 1pm without leaving someone here to quiet the chickens, I can't go away on vacation, plus I am interrupted numerous times during the day. Any advice would be appreciated. I know some of you will say that chickens make noise it's nature and I know that and I am not expecting them to be silent, just not go crazy loud, for such a long time and so many times a day. Thanks, appreciate the input and sorry this is so long.