Hi, I have a few questions. We are working on plans for our new chicken coop and have a few questions. 1.) We are planning to build a stationary coop with a run, but would like our chickens to be able to free-range a bit too. My sister-in-law had a brief chicken experience a few years ago and let her chickens free-range. They laid eggs everywhere outside. Do chickens only lay their eggs in the morning or at anytime during the day? If we kept them in the coop/run until afternoon and then let them out, would this solve the problem with eggs being laid outside the nest? 2.) I recently read that it might be a good idea to close up the nest boxes during the day so the chickens don't get broody or don't pick at the eggs. Is this a good idea? If they did just lay eggs in the morning, I can see that this is possible, but not if they lay at different times. Does anyone have a suggestion about this? 3.) If you let the chickens free-range and leave a ramp out for them to return to the coop on their own to nap or whatever, doesn't that leave the coop open for critters to get inside the coop? We making plans to build this coop pretty predator-proof as we live in the woods, but it seems that having a ramp out all day just defeats the purpose of having a predator-proof coop. Thanks for any comments/suggestions. We are trying to learn all we can before we build this coop.