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Raising the height of a feeder #7649071 11/01/19 12:59 PM
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Advice on how to raise the BossBuck feeder. Hogs are eating the corn from the spout and smart enough to bump the spout to make the corn fall onto the ground.

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Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7649120 11/01/19 01:47 PM
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Leg extensions and tpost them or kill the hogs

Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7649201 11/01/19 02:56 PM
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I'd go through the trouble of building a pen before I'd raise the height of the feeder.

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HEIGHT SUGGESTIONS OF THE PEN? USE HOG PANELS AND T POST ??/ LENGTH OF EACH SECTION???

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16' hog panels and 6' T posts. You will need at least 8 panels and 14 T posts


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to build a circular pen


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Originally Posted by Whammer7
to build a circular pen


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Hexegon pen

Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7649862 11/02/19 12:14 PM
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We had hogs tearing up the bottom of our feeder even though it had a cage on it.
Bent the cage and part of the small housing section that held the battery and motor.

We put Cinder blocks under each leg. You can put 2 together also on each leg then wire them
together, then wire them and each leg to a T-post to keep it on the cinder blocks. It has worked for us
and raised if high enough they can't tear it up anymore. Maybe this is something easier and cheaper to try
that could work for you.

Good luck hunting everyone.

Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7650227 11/02/19 09:49 PM
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The Dr Deer guy that did the Whitetail study years ago mentioned that feeder openings should be 40” or so off the ground.

I’d build a pen as well.


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Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7650382 11/03/19 01:47 AM
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Dang WillyB, you sure are raising some good looking hogs.
By the time you get that feeder high enough for those pigs it just may be too high for deer.
The pen recommendation seems like the better idea, shooting them sound like a good idea as well.


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this is what I have.

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Re: Raising the height of a feeder [Re: WillyB] #7655479 11/08/19 12:43 AM
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I like the pen idea best but you could put an eliminator spinner on the feeder and stop most loss of corn.

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Why are you using a free choice protein pellet feeder with protein pellet spouts as a corn feeder?

Boss Buck makes extension legs and a corn feeder attachment for their protein feeders that raises the barrel & drop tube height, replaces the protein spout and turns a protein feeder into a corn feeder.

For a feed pen I use at least 12 16' x 34" hog panels arranged in a circle with T posts every 8', some folks build smaller, the bigger the pen the better.

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Rustler, Is the 34 inches tall enough for the hogs ????

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Yes 34" hog panels will exclude hogs/pigs.

That's why they gave them the name hog panels, to keep hogs in or out of a pen built with them.

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Just a simple yes or no would be fine.

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I didn't mean it to sound condescending, sorry about that.

As you know pigs are extremely destructive, after they've become accustomed to easily accessing that feeder they will continue to try / test the pen around it for a good while.

Overlap each panel by one square & wire them together in at least 3 places of course the more place they're tied together the better/ stronger. Don't leave a gap between the panels & the ground or they'll route under or bend them up trying to get in.
Wire them tight against the T posts in 3 - 4 places, the very bottom and top & 1 or 2 places in between.

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Originally Posted by Rustler
I didn't mean it to sound condescending, sorry about that.

As you know pigs are extremely destructive, after they've become accustomed to easily accessing that feeder they will continue to try / test the pen around it for a good while.

Overlap each panel by one square & wire them together in at least 3 places of course the more place they're tied together the better/ stronger. Don't leave a gap between the panels & the ground or they'll route under or bend them up trying to get in.
Wire them tight against the T posts in 3 - 4 places, the very bottom and top & 1 or 2 places in between.




On that overlap connection I switched to Cable U-Bolts pull 3 of those in tight alternating the sides and they hold longer under pressure from animals than when I wired them together

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