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#6185884 - 02/16/16 10:59 AM Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please
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Birds are landing in the spouts of the tube feeders. Eating some, but mostly raking hundreds of pounds of feed to the ground. Anyone have any contraptions or ideas how to stop this?? Thanks in advance

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#6185891 - 02/16/16 11:04 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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#6185893 - 02/16/16 11:06 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Hundreds of pounds??? Sure it isn't coons?
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#6185895 - 02/16/16 11:06 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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#6185970 - 02/16/16 11:54 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Im sure one of the trough style feeders would reduce what goes on the ground. Several use the timed trough feeders with good results and I would bet you can set them to be free choice also if you wanted.
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#6185971 - 02/16/16 11:55 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Do you mix corn with your protein? I seen birds scratching out protein to get to the bits of corn.
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#6185977 - 02/16/16 11:58 AM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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We have birds get in ours also and it is straight protein no corn, but our loss isn't near as significant.
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#6186312 - 02/16/16 03:59 PM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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I use to have Coons, Squirrels and Birds get into my protein feeders. I changed to a 20% L&E protein feed and now nothing but deer eat it. Not sure what's in the L&E that the varmints and birds don't like but it started as soon as I started using L&E.
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#6186557 - 02/16/16 06:48 PM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Timed Feeders, Gravity will be crank up feeders of the 90's
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#6186591 - 02/16/16 07:13 PM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Birds or coons? Are you mixing corn with it? If so...stop now grin Do you have a TC set on it to see what is causing the problem?
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#6188027 - 02/17/16 07:02 PM Re: Birds emptying my protein feeders. HELP please [Re: 2Gemsranch]
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Maybe a nightly herd of axis deer. up
Is it hundreds of pounds a protein a day, a week...?
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