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#6302747 - 05/18/16 01:00 PM How often do you fill your corn feeder???
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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How long do your corn feeders last as far as fill intervals? How often do you have timers set for and how long?

Thanks,

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#6302764 - 05/18/16 01:07 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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Throwing 2 seconds right now 2 times a night, come September it will be 4 seconds at 6 am and 5 seconds at 5pm. I fill about every 45 days now, could possibly go longer, during the fall it's every 30 days. You need to keep in mind that every feeder is going to throw a different amount of corn per second(s)
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#6302772 - 05/18/16 01:11 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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I have 6 - 450# feeders running 4-5 secs twice a day. Usually last around 2.5 months. I have eliminator spinning plates, so no coons or squirrels stealing any corn anymore. Without the eliminators, I was lucky to get 4 to 5 weeks out of each feeder.

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#6302793 - 05/18/16 01:26 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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We have 11 spin feeders running, most are 350 lb'ers. In the off season they throw 3 secs twice per day (am and pm). In September we crank them up to 5 secs twice per day, at 7:15 am and 4 pm. We will fill 4 times per year, in January, April, August, and October.

We also run eliminator plates on all feeders. Without them, we'd be forced to fill more frequently. Amazing how much you lose to coons and wind without one.
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#6302805 - 05/18/16 01:36 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
WestTexasGolfer Offline
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We have eliminator plates but have them set for 6 secs twice per day.... We are overfeeding corn I think. I am going to lower the time but just curious why do you feed less in offseason?

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#6302808 - 05/18/16 01:39 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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Originally Posted By: WestTexasGolfer
We have eliminator plates but have them set for 6 secs twice per day.... We are overfeeding corn I think. I am going to lower the time but just curious why do you feed less in offseason?


Generally speaking, there are alot more natural groceries available in the spring and early summer. They don't hit the corn near as hard in our area as they do in late summer, fall, and winter.. And, as corn is generally just an attractant (not a nutritional supplement like free-choice protein), there's not as much need for it.
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#6303676 - 05/19/16 08:14 AM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Aggieman775 Offline
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It all depends. I throw 2-3 seconds in the morning and evening during the fall. One thing I recommend is getting a moultrie motor because you put how many pounds of corn you put into it on the control pad and set your duration and it calculates how many days you have left. Also when it runs out and the days get to 0 it won't spin anymore so it doesn't keep wasting the battery charge.


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#6304787 - 05/19/16 10:23 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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Was low two weeks ago from filling in January- 5 seconds 2x a day. I think it will hold 750lbs
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#6304852 - 05/20/16 05:22 AM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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I have 3 600 lb feeders each on set for 3 seconds twice a day a day and I get about 50 days before refilling. Have 1 protein feeder and i'm lucky to get 30 days out of it.
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#6309039 - 05/23/16 09:24 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Novemberyet Offline
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My corn feeder is like drinking keg beer....it never goes empty. I usually fill twice a year. I'll usually top it off around Labor Day and once in the spring. I topped it off a few weeks ago.

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#6309051 - 05/23/16 09:32 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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I honestly don't know. I filled them all up when I put them in place and now just add a few bags here and there every time I'm down.
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#6315832 - 05/29/16 10:47 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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When they get low.
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#6338818 - 06/17/16 02:45 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
sbushee Offline
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Fill em when they need it. It's a pretty simple concept

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#6340853 - 06/19/16 06:16 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
ELKMTB Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
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Loc: DFW
30-45 days fall winter
60 days in the spring summer

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#6340874 - 06/19/16 06:33 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
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Fill when needed, using the eliminator spinner plate makes a difference. 4 seconds with the eliminator is far different than using a standard spinner for 4 seconds. The eliminator will pay for it's self in a short time.

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