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The old days. #7513733 05/16/19 10:13 PM
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'Found this in the tool shed of the new ranch. I remember farting with similar boxes.

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How far we've come. Dad bought one at a garage sale that was half a trash can and inside there were like a dozen coffee cans that went around on a timer and each dumped through a hole in a plywood wheel. I think he got it to work...once. rofl Very "Rube Goldberg".


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The All Seasons Feeder factory near Adkins, has quite a few different timers from years ago, some of them are interesting for sure. I remember when we graduated from corn filled soda bottles to a timed feeder.

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Originally Posted by Blue dot
The All Seasons Feeder factory near Adkins, has quite a few different timers from years ago, some of them are interesting for sure. I remember when we graduated from corn filled soda bottles to a timed feeder.


I still think the bottles are a good idea to keep the deer around a little longer. And old man that was like an uncle to me showed me that. I look forward to showing my little grandson someday. But I'm pretty sure the deer prefer clear Corona bottles. up


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Those old does get them bottles figured out pretty quick, they can kick one and spin it pretty good to sling the corn out.

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I think I still have the first automatic feeder my dad had set up out at the ranch. it was a 5 gallon metal bucket with a box on the bottom with an electric eye. came on about day break when there was enough light to trigger the electric eye and then again 8 hours later. It didn't work very well with heavy overcast days, but a Q-beam would set it off ... LOL


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The oldest feeder I remember was a 5 gallon bucket with a 2"X4" in the bottom of it. There was a hole in the bottom of the bucket just big enough for the 2"X4" to fit in. It was hung in a tree. I guess the wind and/or deer would move it around and the corn would drop out of the bottom.


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Originally Posted by jrfan
The oldest feeder I remember was a 5 gallon bucket with a 2"X4" in the bottom of it. There was a hole in the bottom of the bucket just big enough for the 2"X4" to fit in. It was hung in a tree. I guess the wind and/or deer would move it around and the corn would drop out of the bottom.

yep, we made several of those using a hole saw to cut about a 1" diameter hole in the bottom, then used an old broom or mop handle with hole drilled for a heavy wire coat hanger to fit thru about an inch from the end, cut coat hanger to be long enough to touch the sides of the can. Place the handle thru the hole from the inside where the handled dangled out the bottom. The hole in the bottom of the 5 gallon can should only be slightly larger than the diameter of the handle to allow corn to fall out beside the handle. We would then attach a small cedar branch using baling wire to the handle so the wind could move the handle allowing the corn to come out. The cedar branch wasn't needed if there was a lot of wind as it would empty the feeder out in a few hours.


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