I had to clip the wing of my 22weeks old Gold Lace Wyandotte over the weekend,we live in the burb which means the neighbours are close. She jumped a 6ft fence at dusk. We thought we lost her that night to foxes or cats or something. I woke up at 6am in the morning to look for her and found her on top of my neigbour's roof with two fat cats staring at her from the fence below. Don't think the neighbour appreciate being woken up that early on a Sunday either. So we had o clip one of her wing, she was lucky she wasn't attacked and killed. I will be clipping all the wings off my other pullets until they are fully mature and too heavy to fly comfortably. The better of two evil I guess.
I am having the same concern with my chicks. 2 are about 4 weeks and the other 2 are about 6 weeks. The 6 week olds are pretty flighty and I'm afraid they'll fly up onto the fence and end up gone again (yes, I've already lost 3.... the first 24 hours I had them, but they're all back!)
So I'm trying to bump this thread I guess.
Birdybooo clips hers, but they are much older than mine.