Being a newbie, I feel terrible asking this question, but perhaps it's not as bad as I think (correct me if I'm wrong)... Two questions actually: 1.) I know I'll want to replace the hens that stop laying, but I don't know that I'll have the space to keep them... I'm sure when the time comes, it'll be difficult to cull (is that the right word?) them, but is that the right thing to do? Or will I be considered a chicken murderer? 2.) When we have the $$$ to fence the entire yard I'll probably let them free range, but I don't want them to fly off. Can't I trim back a certain feather(s) to make it so they can't fly off? If so, which feather(s) do I trim? I'm afraid I'll lop off the wrong feathers. Thanks for the chickie insight! P.S. I hope you guys aren't all shaking your heads going, "dear God this lady is going to raise chickens?!" But I'd rather err on the side of caution and ask the stupid questions.