I have a small flock and a small coop. My girls only free range all day and go in the coop to roost at night. I can't put the light inside the coop so I attached it to a tree outside the coop and have it shining into the roost. Is that enough light? I would say it's about 8 feet away from the chickens. Is that enough light? We really enjoy having chickens since August but we need eggs for the winter! I don't want the production to stop. We are located in Alabama. I have the light coming on at 3:30am, it gets daylight about 6:40am, and sunset at 6.