I received this in the mail the other day. And invitation for a free issue of Backyard Poultry. We really want to raise chickens in our backyard, but we are a bit worried what the neighbors will think. We have 4 neighbors who have property that are adjacent to ours. Why 4? Well, next door to our property they built townhouses. Primarily, I am worried with how noisy chickens are. I've never raised chickens so I don't know if hens make a lot of noise. As well, somehow I feel like the neighbors might think that having chickens will attract "critters" to our yard. For example, we already have a raccoon problem. There is one that roams the neighborhood. I saw the raccoon on my front steps this week. I can't imagine what the neighbors will think if we build a chicken coop. I know it's "our" yard and we can do whatever we want, but since we have many neighbors and they live so close to us, we don't want to make any of them angry at us. Do you raise chickens in an urban environment? Do you have any advice? Any advice is welcomed.