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#6650783 - 01/27/17 08:08 AM Automatic Rice Bran Feeder?
Txhuntr2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
I am interested in finding a way to feed rice bran for an extended period of time since I live so far from my lease and because I want deer to pattern to it. From what Ive read, most people dump it in a pile and once deer eat it, that's it.

Reviews for the Pile Driver automatic feeder are terrible. Are there other automatic feeders for bran meal?

I've also considered using a 55gal barrel on a tripod with a toilet flange on the bottom to a 4 inch pvc pipe that extends close to the ground like a down spout free choice feeder. Anyone tried this?

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#6650936 - 01/27/17 09:58 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
hammer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 37
Loc: south of north
I know a guy. I'll see if he's ready to release it to the public. He's been testing a timed rice bran feeder setup for a while now and he said he's satisfied with the results. He uses my patent pending technology in his design.

www.thehammerfeeder.com

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#6651058 - 01/27/17 11:18 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Txhuntr2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
I would definitely like more info on the feeder.

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#6663444 - 02/05/17 10:34 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
bighogg Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/02/15
Posts: 27
I have used this feeder for over 2 years and I have never had a problem at all. Very reliable and can shoot any type of feed.


www.cannonfeeder.com

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#6664057 - 02/06/17 12:58 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: bighogg]
hammer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 37
Loc: south of north
Originally Posted By: bighogg
I have used this feeder for over 2 years and I have never had a problem at all. Very reliable and can shoot any type of feed.


www.cannonfeeder.com


I've seen The Cannon feeder. It will NOT feed rice bran powder. The hopper has to be a special shape or the rice bran will bridge off inside the hopper. Been there, done that.
Call Bruce at 5126351475 for information on his design.

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#6673602 - 02/13/17 05:16 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Stykes Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 222
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Txhuntr2
I am interested in finding a way to feed rice bran for an extended period of time since I live so far from my lease and because I want deer to pattern to it. From what Ive read, most people dump it in a pile and once deer eat it, that's it.

Reviews for the Pile Driver automatic feeder are terrible. Are there other automatic feeders for bran meal?

I've also considered using a 55gal barrel on a tripod with a toilet flange on the bottom to a 4 inch pvc pipe that extends close to the ground like a down spout free choice feeder. Anyone tried this?


I've been using rice bran for a few years now in conjunction with my protein feeders and it is incredible how the deer react to it. I noticed last year they were selling rice bran pellets in 40 pound sacks at Atwoods. That would be your ticket to use. Call around to Atwoods or a local feed store and ask about it.

Here's a link:

http://www.atwoods.com/bsa-wildlife-feed/big-v-feeds-rutting-buck-rice-bran-deer-pellet-40-lbs.htm

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#6674868 - 02/14/17 05:14 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Txhuntr2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
Thanks Stykes. Are you feeding it free choice or broadcasting it like corn? I wonder if it'll swell and clog like protein in a corn feeder.

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#6675290 - 02/14/17 11:54 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Stykes Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 222
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Txhuntr2
Thanks Stykes. Are you feeding it free choice or broadcasting it like corn? I wonder if it'll swell and clog like protein in a corn feeder.


I have not used the rice bran pellets as I use the powder to put into the funnels for my protein feeders to get the deer to eat the protein. I only noticed the 40# sacks of rice bran pellets towards the end of last year. I have considered using it as a supplement to my corn feeders. It should easily cycle through a standard feeder but will most certainly be susceptible to rain and dew the same as protein pellets would be.

It would seem further inquiry into the use of the rice bran pellets is needed to know exactly how well it feeds through a feeder and the response from deer. Maybe others here know more.

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#6678192 - 02/17/17 08:46 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
hammer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 37
Loc: south of north
I used M-G rice bran pellets last year. I put it in my timed Hammer feeders, set to feed 10# a day (one tube full) at each feeder. The deer loved it. Unfortunately, the pellets broke down and powdered up pretty quickly. Then the feed bridged off and wouldn't fall. I never had a problem feeding protein with these two feeders so I fault the rice bran pellets.

That was my experience.


Edited by hammer63 (02/17/17 08:46 AM)

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#6680050 - 02/19/17 08:36 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Fortress Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/18/17
Posts: 10
Like this?


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#6680052 - 02/19/17 08:39 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Fortress Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/18/17
Posts: 10

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#6680320 - 02/19/17 01:33 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Fortress Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/18/17
Posts: 10
Originally Posted By: Txhuntr2
I am interested in finding a way to feed rice bran for an extended period of time since I live so far from my lease and because I want deer to pattern to it. From what Ive read, most people dump it in a pile and once deer eat it, that's it.

Reviews for the Pile Driver automatic feeder are terrible. Are there other automatic feeders for bran meal?

I've also considered using a 55gal barrel on a tripod with a toilet flange on the bottom to a 4 inch pvc pipe that extends close to the ground like a down spout free choice feeder. Anyone tried this?


Txhntr - Yes I've tried just about every conceivable method to feed Rice Bran. From Tubs to Totes. From augers to paddles to standard protein feeds.

Rice Bran Meal is a finicky feed. It is so fine as Hammer mentioned it wants to bridge and will not fall in your typical feeder.

It has taken me several attempts and 5 years to perfect it. But I've finally figured it out. The feeder I posted above has been feeding non stop for two years. It works!

It will hold 6-7 bags of rice bran..depending on the supplier bagging it. I have mine set to feed 5 lbs in the morning and shut off and 5lbs in the evening then shut off. This gives me 30 days before I have to fill it again. It also eliminates feed loss to coons and porcupines. They will clean out the trough though if the deer have not eaten it all. But the bulk of the feed is protected and shut off by a 1/4" steel door.

You can feed it up to 6 times a day with The Hammer Timer. You could feed it 24x7/free choice or you can feed it only during daylight.

I have several instances where I have trained mature bucks that were 100% nocturnal to come in during daylight hours if they want to eat.


Edited by Fortress (02/19/17 01:35 PM)

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#6680809 - 02/19/17 09:06 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Txhuntr2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
Looking good. Are you selling them?

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#6680857 - 02/19/17 09:40 PM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Fortress Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/18/17
Posts: 10
Yes sir...I see your in Houston and I assume Hunt in Val Verde. I hunt on the Kinney County / Val Verde line.

Good news you can get Rice Bran @ Del Rio Feed or Texas Farm Store in Uvalde.

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#6681089 - 02/20/17 08:07 AM Re: Automatic Rice Bran Feeder? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Txhuntr2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
Can you give more details on the feeder including price please

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