Looking for some guidance...
I have been using a winch up feeder for years with lots of luck. I really like the winch up feeders because I am not a big fan of climbing any latter, especially with a 50# sack of feed on my shoulder!!! The problem I am running into now...I have a pig or two that have trained themselves (I have plenty of picture evidence) to work one leg out at a time until they can run one of the legs completely backwards and get the barrel on the ground. My feeder (and brand new timer, battery, and Inhognito light) is demolished and I have to buy something new now.
I would like to just eliminate the problem
but I haven't been successful and with my living situation, I can't devote enough time to kill the little bastards!!!
I am thinking about going with an All Seasons stand and fill 600# feeder and pounding t-posts at all four corners. Do y'all think I will be ok doing that with a pig infestation (like the rest of the state)?
What I see as pros:
1.) Low center of gravity
2.) Easier to fill
3.) 600# capacity. Works great for me since I can't get to the ranch as frequently as I would like
4.) Cost...$549 with timer and solar panel
5.) The cage around the timer looks very stout and like it would keep the coons off of it
1.) Pigs will either get it loose and knock it over and demolish it, or run it down the hill and demolish it
2.)........I can't think of any other concerns
What do y'all think? Has anyone had luck with them when there are a lot of pigs present?
Thanks for your input!