I’ve had chickens for less than a year. Mostly RIR with some type of production red/golden comets. I was given 3 adult hens, bought chicks last year and just ordered another group this year.
I can tell my original hens apart but the last year chicks all look the same to me. Will I need to be able to tell the different year’s chicks apart? Would it be worth it to leg band them?
They mostly free range and I just have them for eggs. Don’t plan to hatch my own chicks. RIR don’t seem to go broody too often.
Would it be necessary to tell them apart?