I started with black australorps because a website said they were quiet. And, I'll grant you that, they aren't very chatty. I suspect they are still chatty enough that anyone within a block of my house could hear their long, drawn out "bawwwwwwwk"s in the morning. Of course, this *IS* the "chicken laws and ordinances (and those who choose to ignore them)" category. So here is my question: for people out there who have experience with many different kind of breeds, which do you think is the quietest? I know quiet is a relative concept - whats quiet to me might not be quiet to you. But lets give it a try anyway. I have decible meter and I will leave it on for a day near the chickens and see what the loudest they get is, but this might just be a useless fact-oid since I only have one kind of chicken.