We have 4 RIR's and 3 Barred Rocks. Absolutely LOVE them!! Our girls are perfect. Super sweet all of them. The Rock Girls are a total crack up. The other day they figured out IF I don't sit for them they fly up to perch on my shoulder. Of course they are always checking my shirt pockets for treats...
SO FAR...our 4 Barred Rock pullets just make little cooing, chirpy noises....very quiet, pleasant and soothing.
They are also quite tame, looking for a shoulder or back to come up on...they all will eat from our hands....love chasing the little blue melamine dish with their "bribe" treats to get to bed in their house....."bribe" treats being some oats, spaghetti with cayenne and grit, as well as a topping of chopped broccoli. Oh YUM!!! (tee hee).
That being said, they are only about 2 months old, so we have no "egg laying" songs or bragging "arias" going on yet.
Time will tell, but hopefully, in our spot of suburbia, they will remain "quiet", at least when most folks are not home trying to sleep. We DO have some neighbours that are daytime sleepers; one is an ER dispatcher, the other is a cop....hmmmm?
I have 1 light sussex, 2 buff orps and 2 barred rocks and the light sussex is definately the calmest and quietest. She will just stand there and let us pick her up, my oldest son carries her around everywhere. My 2 buff orps are "scatty" and a sparrow flying past will scare them (!!!). Mind you, they are the youngest so maybe it is a age thing