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#6228360 - 03/18/16 02:29 PM Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas??
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Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Houston Texas
Set up a new feeder in Madisonville recently. Game camera pics after one week include 2,000 pictures of nothing but small black birds all day long. Feeder is going off right before sunrise and they will be there all day until about 5pm. I set the morning feed time to 2 seconds and the evening time to 4 seconds hopefully to give deer a chance to eat it at night. I read about getting an owl, but I feel they will get used to it very quickly. They completely destroyed a protein block in one week I had under the feeder. Any other tips besides sit there with a 12 gauge and a cold beverage all day lol..... Thanks
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#6228430 - 03/18/16 03:31 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Set your feeding time after dark and not in the morning.
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#6228738 - 03/18/16 07:34 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Houston Texas
Eventually I ll have to face the problem then I can't shoot deer after dark when season comes
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#6228770 - 03/18/16 08:07 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
bow5 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 186
Loc: Hill Country
Right now it's so green they don't need corn, so maybe hold off 2 feeding times and just do one at dark. When they get used to the corn they will adjust to new feeding times. You'll at least save some corn and $$
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#6228834 - 03/18/16 08:56 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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I would feed at least 1 hour before daylight and around 10 pm at night for a while till the birds move north.
Deer are feeding after dark right now anyway with all this heat early in the spring. Nothing you can do to change that, so feed them in darkness. Then late summer move feeding times to daylight or low light times.
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#6228850 - 03/18/16 09:07 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: .243 Man
Eventually I ll have to face the problem then I can't shoot deer after dark when season comes


LOL, deer season is a LOOOOONNNNGGGGG way away.
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#6228865 - 03/18/16 09:19 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Rubber snakes and fake owls.

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#6229312 - 03/19/16 01:05 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Houston Texas
We just started hunting this property so I want to have feeders throwing as much as possible LOL
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#6231371 - 03/21/16 11:36 AM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
put an fake owl on top of your feeder
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#6231763 - 03/21/16 05:37 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: Deep East Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would feed at least 1 hour before daylight and around 10 pm at night for a while till the birds move north.
Deer are feeding after dark right now anyway with all this heat early in the spring. Nothing you can do to change that, so feed them in darkness. Then late summer move feeding times to daylight or low light times.



^^^^^^ THIS!
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#6232058 - 03/21/16 09:13 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 40
Loc: San Antonio & Williamson Count...
I manage commercial buildings and we had set up a game caller on a timer and had it go off which scared the birds away. This could be an option here as well. Find something to spook the birds and not the deer.
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#6232688 - 03/22/16 12:34 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Cut a few cats loose around the feeder.
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#6232738 - 03/22/16 01:18 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
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#6238587 - 03/27/16 10:17 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
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Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 254
Shells are too expensive. Use a pellet gun wink
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#6240508 - 03/29/16 02:19 PM Re: Birds eating all the Corn Any Ideas?? [Re: .243 Man]
BenBob Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 5831
Loc: Undercover
Fake owl and move it to a different spot each time you are out there. Tractor Supply has them.
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