I am not sure if this is the right section for this question...I am new to the site and to chicken ownership. I have 2 hens that survived the summer (2 killed by a dog, 1 by a raccoon) and one is now laying. I clipped her flight feathers on one wing after having to wait until dark to snag her from the trees (they free range through the fenced backyard on most days). And she's a fine buff orpington who lets me and the kids catch her pretty easily. Her companion, however, is a small-sized leghorn pullet and clipping the feathers has done no good. She still roosts fairly high (requiring a ladder to fetch her) and I can't get near her to grab her when she's not roosting and sleepy. I thought I could never eat a chicken I'd named but when I am staggering around in the dark, with a ladder, in the neighbor's backyard, a flashlight jammed under my arm, I mutter all sorts of dark threats at this bird. So: Will she stop roosting so high once she gets heavier? Did I clip incorrectly? Should I just keep her mostly confined to the run? Do you want her? just kidding. thanks.