I am wanting to add a second coop to my property so that I can have more laying hens. Egg demands are high! Here's my question: Can free-ranging birds be encouraged to use two coops? I figured I'd keep my new birds in the new coop for several weeks before letting them out to range freely. I don't care at all about the birds mixing. My concern is that they'll all use one coop and night and not use both of them. My current coop can't house more birds and I am afraid the picking will start if one coop is favored.