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What do you out around your feeder? #4104978 03/07/13 12:12 AM
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We have cattle on our lease. I have never built a feeder pen so I am wondering what everyone uses for this. Thanks

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Hog panels and t-posts from Tractor Supply.

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^^^^what he said

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I have heard to use about 7 panels minimum per feeder and make them round.





Re: What do you out around your feeder? [Re: MathMan] #4105687 03/07/13 04:17 AM
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I use 6 or 8 and make it a like an octagon.

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Go get minimum 8 (10 is better) 16' hog panels from TSC and enough 5' T-posts to do a shared post on each end and one in the middle. Overlap each panel 1 square, and wire them together. Build it in a circle.

Bring some bolt cutters to cut a gate.

Here's one with 8 panels:


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Plus, do ten panels. Wire them together is a circle first, then drive you t-posts on the inside of the pen. Make sure you have one t-post in the middle of each panel.
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Thanks fellas!!

Re: What do you out around your feeder? [Re: NBH] #4107440 03/07/13 11:27 PM
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You can save a lot of money by just using 2 or three strands of barbed wire. I have just 2 strands around my feeders and the cows can't get in. I have a cow on the game cam, just looked and walked off. Cows are easy it's sheep that are a beeoch.

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Don't think there's sheep. But I know for a fact cows are always there

Re: What do you out around your feeder? [Re: BaffinBoy] #4109204 03/08/13 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: BaffinBoy
You can save a lot of money by just using 2 or three strands of barbed wire. I have just 2 strands around my feeders and the cows can't get in. I have a cow on the game cam, just looked and walked off. Cows are easy it's sheep that are a beeoch.


This right here ^^^^

I use barb wire and T-posts because all we have is cattle on our lease and I have not had any cows in the feeder pens. Got pics of them looking but none of them attemting to get in.


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OK, don't laugh. I am a bow hunter. I never liked fencing or feeder pannels because of shooting through them. Did not care about cows at the feeder, just did not want them to toppel the feeders. They creamed every feeder I put up. Started using trampline frames and the problem was solved. Three years and not one feeder has been knocked over. And before you say it, we have no hogs to knock them over either. I have four of them and they all work great. Also if I want to move the feeders, they are easy to move. I just drive 3 fence posts around them to keep them from being moved around.




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OK, don't laugh. I am a bow hunter. I never liked fencing or feeder pannels because of shooting through them. Did not care about cows at the feeder, just did not want them to toppel the feeders. They creamed every feeder I put up. Started using trampline frames and the problem was solved. Three years and not one feeder has been knocked over. And before you say it, we have no hogs to knock them over either. I have four of them and they all work great. Also if I want to move the feeders, they are easy to move. I just drive 3 fence posts around them to keep them from being moved around.

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Originally Posted By: GLC
OK, don't laugh. I am a bow hunter. I never liked fencing or feeder pannels because of shooting through them. Did not care about cows at the feeder, just did not want them to toppel the feeders. They creamed every feeder I put up. Started using trampline frames and the problem was solved. Three years and not one feeder has been knocked over. And before you say it, we have no hogs to knock them over either. I have four of them and they all work great. Also if I want to move the feeders, they are easy to move. I just drive 3 fence posts around them to keep them from being moved around.




dude that is awesome! and good looking deer you have right there...

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Sweet idea. Deer hunters are the best redneck engineers on the planet.

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Originally Posted By: Nightbird
Originally Posted By: BaffinBoy
You can save a lot of money by just using 2 or three strands of barbed wire. I have just 2 strands around my feeders and the cows can't get in. I have a cow on the game cam, just looked and walked off. Cows are easy it's sheep that are a beeoch.


This right here ^^^^

I use barb wire and T-posts because all we have is cattle on our lease and I have not had any cows in the feeder pens. Got pics of them looking but none of them attemting to get in.


I had barbed wire around my feeder, as all I had to worry about was cows. made the circle really wide, so no corn got outside the wire and never had any issues with cows getting into my feed pen. Of course you will need wire stretchers to amek sure you get it tight enough, otherwise the cows will just go right through the fence.

Then opening day of deer season this year, we got hogs. The barbed wire didn't faze the hogs one bit and they didn't ruin the season, but I think they kept deer from being as willing to go to the feeder although the hogs were only nocturnal all season (finally got one in the daylight hours a couple weeks ago). Anyway, got some field fence from TSC and used that around my pen...now I have pics of many deer in the pen nearly every night and no hogs at all.

I am in the process of building a second feed pen on a different part of the lease. I used the rest of the field fence and will finish it with hog panels. The second one is smaller than the first, so I will use probably 5 panels to finish the half that is not fenced right now. To use panels for my initial pen it would have taken easily 16 panels, and that was just too much money when the field fence was half that price.

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