Do i have to clip the wings on my birds?Whats best? I would think that not clipping them would make the birds get away from predators better? I heard that when hens start laying they sweeten up,get really nice and relaxed.and easier to handle. Maybee if they did that i wouldnt have to clip thier wings..Right now thier 16 weeks old, thier kinda flyty, i free range them in a 80 yard,by 60 yard 4' chicken wire fence. I used to completly free range them but they kept going down into the woods,and i lost one of my 6 month roos to a daytime predater out in the woods?Dog,coyote,bobcat,Chicken hawk.maybee. any and all suggestions will help.