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#6882843 - 09/09/17 05:56 PM Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground
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I was thinking of converting my tripod corn feeders to ones that are right on the ground.

Here's the idea. Keep feeder unit mounted under barrel. Build a 2'x2'x2' cage under it. The cage frame would be made of angle iron. Then I would put cattle panels on it. There would be two cattle panels over each other where it would make the squares smaller. Maybe even use horse panels that have smaller holes already. That way I could get the holes to about 1.75"X1.75". To keep coons out. They could try to reach it but being 2' wide they couldn't reach the feeder unit. Then on bottom I'd have plate in a upside down v to keep corn from getting under it. It would be staked and tied down with cut t-posts. Wired tight.

Would it work? Issues?

It's pretty much a home built one like this one:

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#6884269 - 09/11/17 02:12 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
I was thinking of converting my tripod corn feeders to ones that are right on the ground.

Here's the idea. Keep feeder unit mounted under barrel. Build a 2'x2'x2' cage under it. The cage frame would be made of angle iron. Then I would put cattle panels on it. There would be two cattle panels over each other where it would make the squares smaller. Maybe even use horse panels that have smaller holes already. That way I could get the holes to about 1.75"X1.75". To keep coons out. They could try to reach it but being 2' wide they couldn't reach the feeder unit. Then on bottom I'd have plate in a upside down v to keep corn from getting under it. It would be staked and tied down with cut t-posts. Wired tight.

Would it work? Issues?

It's pretty much a home built one like this one:





I honestly do not see why it would not work . As long as it's throws corn and gets the corn to the ground you should be good .

Btw The feeder in the picture is a feeder from HB hunting products I would not exactly say it's homemade !

Very stout and well made

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#6884326 - 09/11/17 03:04 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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Look at my pic in this thread and you'll see exactly that.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6883083/Big_Boy#Post6883083

My solar panel is mounted on the leg stub.
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#6884372 - 09/11/17 03:40 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
Originally Posted By: MathMan
I was thinking of converting my tripod corn feeders to ones that are right on the ground.

Here's the idea. Keep feeder unit mounted under barrel. Build a 2'x2'x2' cage under it. The cage frame would be made of angle iron. Then I would put cattle panels on it. There would be two cattle panels over each other where it would make the squares smaller. Maybe even use horse panels that have smaller holes already. That way I could get the holes to about 1.75"X1.75". To keep coons out. They could try to reach it but being 2' wide they couldn't reach the feeder unit. Then on bottom I'd have plate in a upside down v to keep corn from getting under it. It would be staked and tied down with cut t-posts. Wired tight.

Would it work? Issues?

It's pretty much a home built one like this one:





I honestly do not see why it would not work . As long as it's throws corn and gets the corn to the ground you should be good .

Btw The feeder in the picture is a feeder from HB hunting products I would not exactly say it's homemade !

Very stout and well made


Thanks. I was meaning make one like this one but homemade.

Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Look at my pic in this thread and you'll see exactly that.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6883083/Big_Boy#Post6883083

My solar panel is mounted on the leg stub.


What did you use for the cage wire?

Does yours keep coons out?

That's exactly what I'm looking into doing:)

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#6884517 - 09/11/17 06:25 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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I bought two stands from a guy here on THF that makes feeders. Can't remember his name, someone here will help me, he just moved down to San Angelo I believe. The screen appears to be the same material as in the HB example you purchased. Coons aren't getting in.

I did add the corn shield at the bottom that keeps the corn from getting under the feeder. I think he offers that as an option now.

I'll be back at the lease in a day or two, I'll take a picture of it for you.

I will say you need to have everything else fully functioning already, for this to be cheaper than just buying say a new ASF Stand and Fill. I had pretty new timers, spinners, barrels, lids, etc., just needed the stand. I did swap my Eliminator plates for a generic plate to get a further throw, as I don't need the Eliminator function anymore. Given it is lower to the ground, you don't get quite the broadcast you might be getting with it 6+ feet in the air.
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#6884631 - 09/11/17 08:20 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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Leave your eliminator plate on. I have raccoons that can reach in from the top center and just get their fingers on it and spin it.

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#6884651 - 09/11/17 08:38 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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Sure it will work.

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#6885417 - 09/12/17 04:24 PM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
I bought two stands from a guy here on THF that makes feeders. Can't remember his name, someone here will help me, he just moved down to San Angelo I believe.


Ramball36 is who you're talking about.
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#6886910 - 09/14/17 05:25 AM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
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Yes it was me Charlie, the cage is 2"x4" horse panel or sometimes called kennel panel.
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#6887163 - 09/14/17 10:44 AM Re: Easy fill Homemade Feeder-on ground [Re: MathMan]
cperry115 Offline
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I just built 3 similar to the all seasons stand and fill's and used horse panel 2x4 squares

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