Lights for chickens: Hens need a minimum of 16 hours of daylight to produce eggs. Without supplemental light, they may naturally stop laying eggs when daylight drops below 12 hours per day. If you’d like eggs in the fall and winter, provide one incandescent 25-watt or LED 3- to 9-watt bulb per 100 square feet of coop space. Use an automatic timer to keep light and dark hours consistent so hens stay on a laying and sleeping schedule.
If you're planning on raising livestock (whether backyard suburban chickens or free range cattle) get the info you need to choose the best meat to raise re: ratio for food, shelter, length of time to table, etc. The infographic compares different livestoc