Hiya, I have two hens which found us rather than us getting them! But we all love them to pieces and we have had Elsa for 5 weeks ish and Dotty for 4 weeks. Next door have three dogs but the owners are very responsible and easy to talk too. Their dogs are out in the garden pretty much the entire day and when I'm home I let the chickens free range but I was waiting to see if anyone claimed the chickens before we had their wings clipped. I would hate for one to fly over the fence but then I'm thinking the fence is 5ft all around and if wing clipping would be necessary, opinions please. Also if they have their wings clipped could they still get up like a really large step which goes onto our patio etc. I love to know what people think.