I'm admittedly new to this... Our chicks aren't outside yet but I'm thinking ahead.
When do chickens lay eggs? Is it mostly in the morning?
We have a coop/run for the chickens at night/some days and we're creating a tractor run for them to "free range" safely around the yard. The tractor run doesn't have any enclosed space, just hardware cloth and it wouldn't allow them access to the coop. Ideally the chicks could split their time between the coop/run combo and the tractor. We work during the day, so on days when they're in the tractor they would be out there from about 8am until we got home in the evening (before dark) to put them in the coop. Would that prohibit them from laying eggs? Should we make a nest box for the tractor?