Ok, so I haven't had a complaint.. YET. My 3 Black Australorps are 2 1/2 weeks old and i'm not concerned, however one of my next door neighbors already has it out for me - I saw them looking at my lawn last week and I mysteriously got a letter from the HOA yesterday regarding replacement of sod - Even though half the neighborhood has dead lawns due to the weather. Coincidental? I think not. I think they have it out for us, so I'm trying to prepare my hens and coop location enough so HOPEFULLY they won't notice I have them. (We live in an urban residential complex.) I have already thought of bribing them with eggs, but I'm afraid that i'll give myself away and they'll call the city on me regardless.. Seriously, these people haven't even waved hi to us since we've lived here. LOL My coop is enclosed and attached to an open bottom run and is located on the opposite side of their house (My other next door neighbor and I get along Great! so I thought i'd better keep anything chicken related closer to her, since she's the nicest) my question is - how should I prepare the best way possible for when the girls get big enough and their peeps turn into sqwaks? Lol. I read Australorps handle confinement well and were one of the quieter breeds but has anyone had experience with them and this kind of situation? This is my first time raising hens and I want to take the best precautions, they are my pets! ANY of your help will be greatly appreciated BYC! I'm so glad to have found this site!!