Our 22 week old pullets have a very nice, large pen fenced to 7'. For the past 3 days I have found 3 girls happily on the other side of the fence, pestering the other, penned, girls to come out. The flyers are EEs and a small australorp. I don't want to clip wings (bad experiences with dog toenails). I'm tempted to just let them be, but add a bowl of water outside. We've got trees around for them to fly into in case of predators. (we're on a fenced acre-BUT we have had one dog massacre). I do let all the girls out around lunch time to free range (and meet up with the other 3). I'm trying to keep girls in the pen mornings, close to the nest boxes with the apparently skewed idea that someday they might like to lay eggs in their nest boxes. (slackers). SO.... will the flyers outgrow the flying as they mature? Does anyone else just leave them be? Is clipping wings the only answer? (shudder). Thanks!