Our chickens eat a high protein diet that includes bird seed, oats, fresh produce, grass, and hay and whatever they can find while they are free-ranging. They are kept in a large fenced-in area and are locked in a pen at night to keep them safe from predators.
The hens lay at different times throughout the day. When they are not laying; they are dusting themselves or free-ranging.
We have a variety of hens that lay a variety of colors and size of eggs.