While there are plenty of Alaskans choosing to live without power and running water most of us on the road system here have such luxuries.
I know there is the reality show in McCarthy where they raise animals off grid.
But I don't know about chickens.
Of course it matters not to me as I have power and choose to use it.
I work in the extreme arctic flying to work for 3 weeks then flying homework 3 weeks off.
Chickens would not survive there in wintertime. But not just because of lack of light.
It gets real cold and real windy.
Long periods of both.
I've only seen -62*f personally but know others have seen -80*f.
I've seen wind chills down to-100*f and colder.
Also ground blizzards are common there.
Any crack will see snow infiltrate.
Whole pickup truck cabs packed full because a smoker left a window cracked 1/4".
So your coop couldn't be ventilated traditionally.
Plus the storms last for several days sometimes.
Here's a good picture of my work truck after such a storm.
Yeah....My Brother worked up North and a friend moved to Yellowknife..........Not to many understand how COLD, cold really is....
Yes extreme cold is hard to deal with.
Fortunately I'm half polar bear.lol
But wind? No wind gets to everybody except maybe arctic fox and polar bears.
There are several trucks parked in that picture plugged in at a bull rail.
I have been stuck in camp for as many as 3 days waiting on a storm to end.
It's bad when you can't see 25' outside even with lights.
Above the arctic circle we go over 21 days where the sun doesn't rise above the horizon.
It gets light out but it's like dusk out for just a few hours at most.
I'm guessing above the arctic circle would absolutely need artificial lights.
But I'm not looking to find out.