I just posted a question on a forum that was already open about how much light my hens need. They are in a coop with a window until about 11 AM, then back from the run about 7.30 PM right now, but when the time changes, they'll get less natural light. They are 5 months old and not laying yet. 2 RIRs, 1 Easter Egg, 2 Dominques. 1 EE rooster. I'd like to help them start laying even though I had to buy hatchlings late in the season. I live in North GA, on a mountain, and in addition to the 6 chickens, have a dog and 5 cats and a husband and I'm still involved in caring for my 91 year old mother, although she no longer lives in the house. Pleased to meet you all.