My older ladies taught my girls and Christopher William the benefits of jumping into the next yard for all the presents their yard bestows...those neighbors don't mind...but behind their yard is a home with 2 pit bulls, and I don't want them to go into that yard next. I ended up being 15 minutes late for work rounding up chickens the other day. So...I've been reading up on the wing clipping...but I read somewhere about if you clip a blood feather, you've gotta pull the blood feather out??? If I leave about 1.5 inches on each flying wing, I shouldn't get into that situation, should I? I hate to clip them, but this could get out of hand fast...we won't have money/materials for a new run until tax time next year. Ideas/input/help???