Currently, I am lighting the coop with a timer, using a LED bulb during the evening to supplement natural light. The LED has no heat and only uses 7 watts but puts out the equivalent of a 75watt bulb. The flock gets 14 hrs total. My thinking is that as the days become longer the chickens will be accustomed to the natural light. The feed store guy is of the opinion of having a light on in the early hours and letting them roost when it gets dark. I'm aware of the argument for not lighting at all and would prefer not to go there. My flock has a closed run and an auto coop door. Does it matter when they get the additional light? If so, what are the benefits?