Today I winterized. I finally wired the coop for lights (2). I have 5 hens total. 2 were too young to start laying before the days got short & just recently 2 others stopped laying. That leaves me with about 1 egg per day. I want 5. So I added the lights. Question 1 - How much light is too much? I've read about people having lights on timers etc. I don't, they are on or off. I figure I'll leave them on until spring when it gets warmer and the days are longer. Any thoughts? I also covered two of the vents to try to keep some heat inside. I also added a pipe heater to the perch to keep their feet warm in when it drops below freezing. Question 2 - Since this heater is just an electric wire wrapped around the perch & it is on a thermostat do you think it will be too hot for them? I don't think these things get that hot, they just keep the pipe from freezing.