We started our backyard flock in April this year, and we've gotten most of our advice from these forums. I finally got around to signing up! We have 5 hens. 4 sex links and 1 leghorn. Our sex links are content to stay in their coop, but the leghorn comes and goes as she pleases (and has a habit of hiding her eggs). We've clipped all their wings, but the leghorn is light enough to still fly over our 2.5 ft fence around the run. We recently bought a larger chicken coop with more nesting space, and the leghorn started laying in the coop again (for now).