I have a large, fenced (6' fence) yard that has lots of trees. Currently my flock of 29 (mixed breeds) is in a coop/run set up. They are all pretty young; will start laying eggs very soon, but haven't yet. I would like to free range them in the late afternoon when I am home to supervise. Questions: Should I wait until they are all laying to free range? What is the likelihood of any heading over the fences (un-clipped wings) and/or head into trees to roost? I was hoping by waiting until they had spent some months in the coop/run, and especially after they started laying, that they would have better instincts to head back to the coop to roost. I would prefer not to clip wings if I don't have to - but will if that is required to keep them safe (I don't want them ending up in neighbors yards - dogs) What experiences have you all had? THANKS!