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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Anybody had any experience with on of these?
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We are looking to put some feeders out and are looking at gravity flow for the ease of use (no motor, battery, etc...). Also, we would like to possibly integrate protein pellets into our corn, so gravity would be perfect for that. We have several tripod feeders and this looks like it could be installed with a little rigging....

I figure with some Vaseline on the tripod legs, the coons shouldn't be able to mess with it since it should be 36" or so off the ground.

Any opinion from you Florida feeder boys?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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I haven't used a feeder like that, but I've seen them on alot of ranches on TV. If you can get them to come to it, they'll eat corn out of a toilet!
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We had a couple of guys that had those but they dumped them pretty quick. The deer went to the spinners when they went off and saved the gravity feeders till after dark. They wouldn't come to them in the daylight but after dark they ate all they wanted... All night.... They were eating a feeder full every two weeks
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You will go broke feeding them with that
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We use them in Alabama to feed protein/soybean mix in the off season... They are about the only thing that will not clog with pellets... But with just corn donedeal is right they will dump out quick, and it won't be cheap keeping them full... We had to build a hog panel fence to go around them to keep the hogs out... It worked out good...
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Good luck on those...they will cost you alot to keep full
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Thanks for the opinions guys. I realize that they will obviously require more feed, but I like the fact that coons and whatever else aren't eating half of it like they were before.

Mullet Hunter, wouldn't it be too high for hogs to get to?
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Thanks for the opinions guys. I realize that they will obviously require more feed, but I like the fact that coons and whatever else aren't eating half of it like they were before.

Mullet Hunter, wouldn't it be too high for hogs to get to?
A good hog will hit the legs and bump the feed out. When the feeder gets light enough they will knock the whole thing over... Also those type feeders are not very high off the ground at the feed holes.... If a deer can eat out of it, then so can a hog..... Ours are boss buck protein feeders like this:
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We use this type of feeder and the coons will jump up and knock it around enough to keep the hogs happy if that possible
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