I have had chickens for about 5 years now and never had this problem before. I got a gorgeous sebright who is a bantam (not sure if all of them are, but mine is). I knew sebrights can fly more than other hens, but this is getting ridiculous! She flies right over our 6-foot fence as if it's not there. I clipped her wing back as far as I dare, but it makes no difference. She also flies up into a high tree instead of roosting in the coop with the other girls, even though I've introduced her to the coop, left her there for awhile, etc. I live in the suburbs and have been as quiet as possible about my girls. There's no law in my county about chickens, but the homeownders' association, which is very vague, could be interpreted to ban chickens. I also don't want to be a nuisance to my neighbors. Yesterday my one neighbor (who comes from a country where chicken-keeping was very common, so she recognized the sounds of chickens as soon as she moved in next door) came to tell me that there was a bird across the street that "looked like a chicken."Sure enough, it was my Cissy, strolling along as if she owned the place. Fortunately I was able to snag her, but I don't want this to be a daily occurrence, and there are raccoons out there who would love a chicken sandwich for lunch! So I am thinking of getting a little drastic and maybe tying something to her leg(s) that would weigh her down just enough so that she can't fly quite as high (My ever-so-helpful son suggested a banana, haha). But everything I can think of would weigh her down too much. I don't want to be cruel and make it hard for her to walk, just to fly too high. Any ideas? Or if it's a bad idea, any alternative ideas to keep my girl in the backyard rather than wandering the neighborhood?!