These were, have been, and likely always will be the conditions on which I am allowed to own chickens: The coop, the pen, everything (including the chickens) have to be cute. *scratches head* This time around I have designed the coop to look like your stereotypical red barn, and would like the two feeders to resemble grain silos beside them. I have six feet of 14" PVC that I planned on cutting in half for each. I plan on putting metal bands around them, domes on top, and painting them appropriately, but I am having trouble with the actual mechanics, especially as my previous designs have relied on a ring or tray around the central column (which I would like to avoid for cosmetic reasons). Can chicken nipples be mounted horizontally? Its a very small flock (four birds). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.