I am looking for breeds that will be friendly, quiet and preferably good layers. I currently have 3 year old birds: a blue andalusian, an easter egger and a RIR. I love the first two, but I often want to strangle the RIR and she makes lots of LOUD noise (including a crow imitation) whenever anyone else is in the nest boxes. I want to avoid getting another hen like that if at all possible. Here is my list so far, but I need to cut the list in about half: 1 Australorp 1 Buff-laced polish 1 Delaware 2 Easter Eggers (I LOVE those eggs!) 1 Golden-Laced polish 3 Salmon Faverolles 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte The reason I'm getting the multiples of the EE's and the Faverolles is because the EE's I've had have been good tempered with great eggs and the faverolles seem like great birds (with a LONG waiting list) and I hear they have a little high chick mortality rate, and I want to be sure to have at least 2 that survive. What are your thoughts??