Is it safe to clip wings at this age? I've clipped wings before, just never this young, My little escape artists need to learn to stay inside... They live in a campground that's full of cars, RVs, dogs... and the occasional fox. I've been leaving them in their old dog crate overnight when i'm not around, but they are getting too big for that now, and I hate to have them cooped up instead of running in their pen. - it's a 12x24 ft run converted from goats to chickens- no top on it so they can fly right out. my older chickens have leaned to stay in, but these little ones love to explore!