We are newbies, 3 Isa Browns, 3 Bard Rocks. They are about 7 weeks old. We are about to move them outside to the coop. Neighbors are concerned about them flying over the fence, and I am blind and do not know what I will do if hubby is not home and one flies the coop. So, I was thinking about clipping their wings although I like to think that God made them with wings, so wings they will have...yet, I would like to keep them close to the ground and nearby the coop. When should I clip, how, and will it really help. These are backyard chickens as we live in a small town with neighbors very close. Neighbors are good on one side, the others are city folks and also worried about the smell so we could use info on how to best manage odor with which type of bedding and disposal. Also, I have kids under 8 and the nails of the chicks are scratching up their arms as the girls love to be held and to scramble to the shoulders of the little people. Any suggestions now that it is finally short sleeve weather.