I just took my little 7 week old EE's out one by one today for a little adventure in the yard...I had them sit on my lap for a few minutes and then set them down in the grass to see what they'd do. The first two behaved pretty well, they are always super skiddish but they didn't venture far. The third one hunkered down and then flew right up to the top of the fence! She was ready to hop into the neighbor's yard! This particular chicken has been a little rascal since we brought her home....getting her little head stuck in the chicken wire etc. She belongs to my middle son - so fitting Since day one these three have seemed super flighty but I thought they might calm down after a while...now I'm worried that we might have to clip their wings when we combine them with our older girls. I don't intend to do that for another month or so, but by then will they be heavier and less likely to fly over the fence? It's a fairly low fence, maybe about 3.5' high but we've NEVER had any of our older girls even attempt an escape. Ugh.