My "seven little dwarfettes" are almost a month old now, so DH & I are making the final modifications to their new coop. When we started, I just assumed the feeder and waterer would go inside the coop. But, while severely bored at work today (everyday occurrence) I ran across an article on the My Pet Chicken site that it is completely acceptable to have both ONLY on the outside of the coop. It roughly explained that all the hens go into the house for is to sleep or lay eggs and they do not get up in the night or at any time (unless when broody, on occasion) to eat or drink. Also, it explained that devising it this way made inside clean-up easier as the hens don't linger inside once they wake and you get them out into their run. What are your thoughts? Anyone set-up this way and know any major problems that can arise? Thanks for sharing your thoughts!