So I know this has been done but I was wondering, if you are against wing clipping, is there a health risk involved? Or is it just unnecessary for most situations? I have 6 chickens. 11 weeks old. Three buff Orps and three EE's. Some of these birds seem able to easily hop my five foot fence if they so desired but so far no one has. One of my gates is only four feet high and goes into the front yard and then the road! Am I being overly paranoid or would clipping make sense as well as give my mind a rest? Any thoughts and opinions are welcome here. I have fallen madly in love with my chickens and only want them to be as safe as possible. Also, I free range in a good sized, but enclosed backyard. There is no run. Opinions on this are welcome too.