Hello, so i'm obviously new. Never had chickens before but i'm focusing on living more on grid and nonconforming to the usual. I really am bad at gardening but i thibk im getting better. I have been researching coops and breeds of chickens for awhile. Thank goodness i married a countryboy. So he is building the coop for me, if left to me those poor chicks would rebel. Since we live in the land of the sun we are completely roofing the coop and run and adding shade cloth on part of the run. So i decided with Buff Orpingtons 5, Barred Plymouth Rocks 5 & Golden Laced Wyandottes 5.. im so excited. Does anyone band them when their babies or do you wait for them to get older?