Hello all---new to the forum here. Have only had chickens since this past April when I bought 2 barred rock, 2 new hampshire reds, and 2 buff orphington. The 2 barred rock were both roosters and had to go. One buff Orphington got caught by one of our dogs. The 1 buff and 2 reds are still here. The 2 reds are good layers. One lays every day and the other every other day. The buff has not done so well. Since getting rid of the roosters the chickens have been nice and quiet just the way I like it. This spring I'm going to add a few to our flock and I want to "color it up" I plan on keeping one hen each of Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Black Australorps, either White Rocks or White Orphington, and either Buff Rock or Buff Orphington. I'd like to keep between 5-7 hens. My questions are--- Are the rocks quiet and nonfighters? The quietness is a big concern as I'm not supposed to have chickens where I live. I live on a 2/3 acre lot but still have neighbors. The coop and run are in the back of our lot(no neighbors behind us) and I have a privacy fence up back there that encircles the dogs and the chicken coop/run so none can be seen. The other ? is who are the better layers the rocks or Orphingtons? I hope the pics worked-- if they did I will put pics of our coop on the coop forum-- It is easy to tell y'all like pics.