Yet again we have the neighborhood chasing our chickens through the front yard. 2 days in a row we have come outside to grown adults running around the yard, chasing chickens..."Did you know there are chickens in your yard?" Yes...we know. I'm glad you find it necessary to come into our yard and chase the chickens...people obviously forget their boundaries when they see an "odd" animal in the city. Would they chase my cat or dog through the front yard? I doubt it. However, the chickens have been fenced in on all areas of the yard but CONTINUE to find little secret areas we never saw - so this has been a watch and fix game for the past several months. We have a double lot, each fenced in with the typical 4 foot chain link. We have built the fence up in their area to 7 feet with chicken wire. However, there is a gate that connects both backyards where we can't build up the fence so my husband said we should clip their wings and see if it keeps them from hopping over in this spot. I am positive the chickens could still jump that high. I've been voting for making a chicken run but that would be the most logical and my husband wants them to continue free ranging. Anyone know how far they can jump with clipped wings?