So I have 7 hens "the girls" and they have been outside for about 6 weeks or so. They have a small starter coop to go into in the evening for protection and most of the time they go in there in the evenings. A couple of the bigger girls flew up into a tree after a couple weeks but I was able to get them down and into the coop and after a couple times they stopped. Well now they are at it again, 4 of them, and they are going higher into the tree and making it hard for me to get them down to put them into the coop. Also, I worry that when they fly down from the tree they land pretty hard and I'm afraid they are going to hurt themselves. We are going to build a bigger coop so when they start laying they will have nests in there. I want them to go in there in the evening and be safe and also to lay eggs. My concern is that if they go into the trees they will not go into the coop to lay and will find another place on the property to do so and therefor defeat their purpose. They are in a fenced in area for now and when they get even bigger will have free range of the property. Does anyone clip their chicken wings? I am wondering if this would be the appropriate solution to my problem and wanted some expert advice. Thank you for your input!