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Cows keep tipping over my feeder! #2669527 10/17/11 05:13 PM
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There are three cows that have wandered onto our lease. They are now tipping over my big Tripod corn feeder. Aside from making steaks, anything I can do to stop it? I'd stake it down but it doesn't have feet. Do they sell a foot kit maybe? These cows almost destroyed my brand new motor and the barrel is bent now!


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Jacob645] #2669529 10/17/11 05:14 PM
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t-posts and wire


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: treeman] #2669532 10/17/11 05:15 PM
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Cheap way that may or may not work is to get 2 foot pieces of rebar and wire the legs to the rebar. Expensive way if to get t-post and cattle/hog panels.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Jacob645] #2669544 10/17/11 05:19 PM
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Drive T posts or 1/2" rebar down as far as you can beside the legs then hose clamp or wire the legs to them.
Besides building a pen around the feeder nothing is gonna completely stop them cows now they've found the free corn.

Call the sheriff and report the trespassing cows somebody may be looking for them or don't know they're missing yet.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Justin T] #2669545 10/17/11 05:19 PM
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build a pen around your feeder, you can use hog pannels or if its just cows ur worried about drive tpost and put up a few strands of barbdwire, make it resanable size so all corn stays inside of the pen


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Navasot] #2669552 10/17/11 05:21 PM
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I always steak down my feeder with tpost also but this can make the problem worse with cows...they will bend the legs and eventually just break the whole thing,


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Navasot] #2669555 10/17/11 05:22 PM
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Bouncing betties


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Jacob645] #2669633 10/17/11 05:52 PM
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Maybe you need to get revenge by going cow tipping one night. Show them how it feels.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Curly] #2669754 10/17/11 06:36 PM
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cow tipping..... now the cows are getting back.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: kyle1974] #2669758 10/17/11 06:39 PM
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given any thought to one of them stashing a calf around your deer stand and you figuring it out before daylight. grin


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Curly] #2669763 10/17/11 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: Curly
Maybe you need to get revenge by going cow tipping one night. Show them how it feels.
rofl



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Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Erathkid] #2672587 10/18/11 04:51 PM
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I got down there this weekend to find that one of my feeders had been destroyed. We have 25 cows on the lease year round and I knew it but they had never messed with anything so I didn't think it would start now. Everybody out there has pins around their feeder but I fell in love with a spot and didn't get a chance to put one up! Completely my fault and will be building a pin this weekend!



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I always build pens around my feeders. I've had feeders knocked over in the past.

I just put up three strands of barbed wire.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Gemlin] #2672890 10/18/11 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: Gemlin
I always build pens around my feeders. I've had feeders knocked over in the past.

I just put up three strands of barbed wire.


+1


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Bill Waldschmidt] #2673397 10/18/11 08:56 PM
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City boy mistake....you will get better if you last.


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: scattergun] #2673693 10/18/11 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: scattergun
City boy mistake....you will get better if you last.


What is that supposed to mean?


Re: Cows keep tipping over my feeder! [Re: Jacob645] #2673704 10/18/11 10:32 PM
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we found that instead of building pens the cows would leave the feeders alone if they couldnt get to the motor box..So everyone now had 8 foot legs..they dont bother them at all...


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