I have two orders placed this spring from two different hatcheries. Both are scheduled to be here April 1 or the week of. One is local and I know will be here April 1, the other might be here 1-2 days later. Both orders are a mix of day old laying hens and meat birds, all standard size. I know that the meat birds grow fast and need to be separated from the laying hens within a few weeks. My question is, is it a good idea to put all the day olds together even though they are coming from two different hatcheries? Also, if one delivery is off by a day or two, will it be okay to put them all together in the same brooder area?