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#5305345 - 09/13/14 08:59 PM How many lbs of corn do you throw?
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Registered: 12/02/08
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In the morning?
In the evening?

Other times of day?

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#5305495 - 09/13/14 10:38 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
doogie Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 282
Loc: Hill County
Not sure how many lbs. so many factors as to how close the spin plate is to the funnel, what style of spinner you have, ect.

During hunting season I throw 7 seconds each am and pm
Off season I throw less times

I throw only 1 time in the morning and 1 time evening.

It probably comes to about 1.5 - 2 lbs. of corn for each throw


Edited by doogie (09/14/14 07:47 AM)

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#5305534 - 09/13/14 11:08 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
texasbowhunter321 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/14
Posts: 165
Loc: Texas, Dallas
It depends if they have shifted to nocturnal. Then I dump less to try to force them to eat earlier. But if the hunting pressure is high, then it's a lost cause

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#5309786 - 09/16/14 01:26 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 08/27/14
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First, set one morning feed and one late afternoon feed. Wait a month then put up a camera. See whats coming to the feeder and base your feed times on the deer. There's no need to feed extra raccoons or hogs. If you have many deer then feed more; less deer then less feed. Ain't no need to waste money on extra corn being fed to birds,racoons,rats,hogs, etc....

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#5309853 - 09/16/14 02:14 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
TexasPI Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 336
Loc: Dallas
I think you would be surprised at how little corn you are really throwing. All of that pinging off the feeder and legs sounds like a ton of corn, but it really isn't. I have measured my throws for over 20 years and found it real helpful in determining feeder settings. Some of my feeders will throw 2.5# per 10 seconds, while others only throw 3/4 of a # per 10 seconds. Feeder spin rate, distance of spinner plate from funnel and corn size will all determine how much corn is thrown. I set a feeder for 5 seconds and hit the test button....then take a 5 gallon home depot bucket and quickly place it against the bottom of the feeder barrel (over the mechanism) and let the 5 seconds worth of corn catch in the bucket. I then pour the caught corn into a plastic grocery bag and weigh on digital fish scales. I then repeat for a 10 second test. From that info, I know pretty close how much corn that feeder throws per second and can calculate the run time for how much corn I want to throw. It will also let you know how many days you will get per bag of corn.....and you can adjust feed times so that your feeder will not run out between trips.

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#5602685 - 02/16/15 03:43 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
Texmel Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Feeders set to throw corn twice daily @ 7AM & 5PM during off-season. During off season they throw 1.5 lb per cycle. During Hunting Season start adjust to throw 3 lbs per cycle each day.
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#5602737 - 02/16/15 04:01 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
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During hunting season 6 seconds am and 6 seconds pm. During off season 2 sec in the am 1 sec at noon and 2 sec in the pm.
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#5604896 - 02/17/15 06:14 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
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#5624346 - 02/27/15 03:22 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
rim shot Offline
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Registered: 11/22/14
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Good info guys. How many feeders on 400 acres?
1. top section lots of cover we have one active feeder
2. middle section we have one active feeder that is close to cover with 3/4 of open land
3. Bottom section is 127 acres two feeders. The first feeder is in the open part about 3/4 of the section. The other is in the cover about a 1/4 of the section. No cows.
Does this seem about right?

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#5624510 - 02/27/15 04:32 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: rim shot]
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Originally Posted By: rim shot
Good info guys. How many feeders on 400 acres?
1. top section lots of cover we have one active feeder
2. middle section we have one active feeder that is close to cover with 3/4 of open land
3. Bottom section is 127 acres two feeders. The first feeder is in the open part about 3/4 of the section. The other is in the cover about a 1/4 of the section. No cows.
Does this seem about right?


At least 2 to many, JMO. How many hunter, 4?

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#5624519 - 02/27/15 04:37 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
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just a handful

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#5624717 - 02/27/15 05:54 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I feed twice per day with one before daylight setting and one after dark right now till Sept 1st. I had to turn my feeders down to 2 secs per feeding with all the green now and I feed free choice protein year round. I will leave them like that to keep them running.
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#5625161 - 02/27/15 08:40 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
Slicktricked Offline
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Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
I feed 3 feeders. Adds up to 200 pounds every two weeks.

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#5625243 - 02/27/15 09:25 PM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
JustWingem Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 5135
Loc: Yantis TX
18 feeders going during season 108#s a day.

When I hunt an area 50# a day there

Not to mention free range protein.
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#5625602 - 02/28/15 06:50 AM Re: How many lbs of corn do you throw? [Re: brandon f]
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I throw twice a day, am and pm. I use a corn/protein mix and adjust to their usage, never measured how much.
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