Hello everyone I have been having an issue with my smallest chicken as of late. She is a Silver Duckwing OEGB that is 15 weeks old (3.5 months). I have read that this breed is known to be very flighty. Wow were they not kidding! She is my little baby and she still fits in the palm of my hand. I think she is smaller than most of her breed, kind of like a runt lol Anyways, I live in an area where I am surrounded by neighbors. I do have fences but that is not enough (apparently she can fly over anything). I am very nervous since my neighbor behind me has dogs that will not hesitate to eat her if she lands over there. This morning while cleaning the coops I heard her screaming for me. It actually sounds like a high pitched honking noise, really cute. As a good mother that I am I go running for her. I found she had flew over into my neighbors yard to the side of me. This neighbor is fine with no dogs. I jumped the fence and rescued her. Not even a half hour later she did it again! Now here is the thing. My chickens have full run of the backyard. They have a run with a built in coop as well. I leave that open during the day for them to come and go. At night everyone gets locked in, safe from predators. My chickens love to have free range of the back yard so I dont want to confine them to the run/coop. I was reading up on wing clipping and have decided that would be the best solution for my baby OEGB's flying problem. It looks simple enough so I am not confused on the clipping part. What I am confused about is if she is old enough for me to do this? I have heard people say that if they are not a certain age than I could clip a wing that isnt ready causing it to bleed horribly and cause pain to my chicken. Is my baby old enough for me to do this? How can I be sure she will be alright before I clip them? This chicken is my BABY. She loves me and trusts me. Out of all my chickens she is the smallest but the sweetest. She will come to me and lay on my lap whenever she sees me. I do not want to break this bond by hurting her. I am so very paranoid! Can anyone please help me with this issue? I can always take pics if need be. Any info would be greatly appreiciated. Thank you!