I notice that the most popular style of next boxes seems to be the kind in which the boxes are actually outside of the coop, with access from within (for the hens) and outside (for the egg-gatherers). Compared to an inside-the-coop next box, I think the pros and cons would be something like this: Pros: Frees up more space inside the coop. Impossible for birds to roost over the nextbox, keeping things cleaner. Easier egg-gathering. Cons: Makes construction more difficult, having something protrude from the structure like that. Gets in the way/ adds more weight for moveable coops (like the one I'm planning). Am I missing any important factors?