My chicks are about 41/2-5 weeks old, starting to feather out nicely. Boy do they want to fly and use those wings! Although the coop will have a run attached,f or when we're not home, I was planning to 'free' range', in a large fenced in area, about 36x24. My greenhouse and bees are also there. I wasn't going to clip their wings, as I have several crab apple trees they can fly to if a predator got in.a and I read s'where if there's a fence, they likely won't fly over it......which I find a bit hard to believe (it's only a picket fence). Curious what others have decided. Also, my bees are surrounded by an electric fence.....do I need to put up a barrier or will the chix learn the clicking sound and not get zapped.