I rescued 3 adult hens in July. Then four sickly post-hoarder-rescued adult hens in Dec. I had to bring two of the latter hens inside until they were healthy enough to endure the -10degs and initially hateful first three hens. Now, 3 months into the 3+4 combo, they all get along rather well. There are three obvious tiers. The initial three, three of the second group and at the bottom is my smallest, gentlest ameraucana. When I can increase my coop and run space this spring, I plan to adopt ~10 more of the hoarder rescue group adult hens. If I triple my present 12'x12' enclosed run and divide with chicken fencing with a temp coop, how long do you suggest that I expose the two groups of adult hens before trying to integrate them? I hate to build a second permanent coop, as this town taxes heavily on every single structure on your property.