Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Rex Holloway, JavierFigueroa37, captaindye, jkkleypas, Powder Burn
60872 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 78747
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43901
BOBO the Clown 41235
BMD 40575
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34024
bill oxner 33737
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30831
facebook
Forum Stats
60872 Members
45 Forums
413294 Topics
5756712 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6302747 - 05/18/16 01:00 PM How often do you fill your corn feeder???
WestTexasGolfer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 66
How long do your corn feeders last as far as fill intervals? How often do you have timers set for and how long?

Thanks,

Top
#6302764 - 05/18/16 01:07 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
rickym Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4115
Loc: texas
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)
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?

Top
#6302772 - 05/18/16 01:11 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
newulmboy Offline
Tracker

Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 811
Loc: New Ulm, TX
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.

Top
#6302793 - 05/18/16 01:26 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
TxAg Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3310
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
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.
_________________________
http://www.weaverbilt.com/
Custom Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds

Top
#6302805 - 05/18/16 01:36 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
WestTexasGolfer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 66
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?

Top
#6302808 - 05/18/16 01:39 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
TxAg Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3310
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
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.
_________________________
http://www.weaverbilt.com/
Custom Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds

Top
#6303676 - 05/19/16 08:14 AM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Aggieman775 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 505
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
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.


Edited by Aggieman775 (05/19/16 08:15 AM)
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#6304787 - 05/19/16 10:23 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
hoof n wings Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 12704
Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
Was low two weeks ago from filling in January- 5 seconds 2x a day. I think it will hold 750lbs
_________________________
Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

Originally Posted By: Hancock
I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

Top
#6304852 - 05/20/16 05:22 AM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
billybob Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 3568
Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
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.
_________________________
http://billybobknives.shutterfly.com

Top
#6309039 - 05/23/16 09:24 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Novemberyet Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 6394
Loc: Eastland Co.
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.
_________________________
flag
Remember Benghazi, Extortion 17, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata

Top
#6309051 - 05/23/16 09:32 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
CRAnderson52 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2376
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
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.
_________________________
You can run but you can't hide...

Top
#6315832 - 05/29/16 10:47 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
passthru Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10945
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
When they get low.
_________________________
Hunt hard, rest when you're dead.
NRA Life Member
southwestdocks@gmail.com
http://www.threefingersbowhunting.com/

Top
#6338818 - 06/17/16 02:45 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
sbushee Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 943
Fill em when they need it. It's a pretty simple concept

Top
#6340853 - 06/19/16 06:16 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 118
Loc: DFW
30-45 days fall winter
60 days in the spring summer

Top
#6340874 - 06/19/16 06:33 PM Re: How often do you fill your corn feeder??? [Re: WestTexasGolfer]
Wilhunt Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2470
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide