I have two hens in the booding house now. It is hard to tell but they are in the nest boxes and they each have a dong cage in front of them. One was due yesterday and the other hopefully will adopt chicks from my daughter's class when they hatch in 2 weeks. My question is how soon can I put the two groups together in the coop. There are no other hens to worry about except the two mothers and there is a downstairs to this coop so the chicks will have to get bigger before I let them go down to the outside area. My main consern is the cages are going to get pretty cramped so can I put them together or do I need to find a better way of separating the coop? If so how long do I have to wait before I can put them together?