I have a small flock of 5 approximately 4 month old pullets. When they were about 12 weeks, everybody got their wings clipped except for my barred rock, who had not really shown any interest in flying. The leghorn was the worst, as you can imagine... flighty little girl that she is! Anyway, the barred rock, Juanita, started flying up onto one of the patio tables yesterday and got up on top of my washing machine this morning, so I made up my mind that it's time for a little wing clippin', lest she become a snack for the guard dog in the yard next door. My plan is that when I get off work today, she's getting clipped. Well, talk about a day late and a dollar short. Went out about an hour ago to give our girls their afternoon treats, and my baby Juanita is gone. DH is scouring the neighborhood right now looking for her, but the dog next door is being awfully quiet... almost like he's got something keeping him occupied... and we can't see him thru the fence. I just hope DH finds her ok just strutting around the neighborhood looking for bugs.