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Protein feeder and PVC #7695081 12/21/19 06:05 PM
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Going to start feeding protein and need to know if PVC on the feeder legs actually works at deterring raccoons.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695123 12/21/19 06:32 PM
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Yes it helps but some still get to the mechanism. Cut my loss way back. I've only had a few get by on one if my feeders, on the same leg. Make sure they are long enough and move freely.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695220 12/21/19 08:49 PM
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Make sure you use 4" PVC and at least 5' long.

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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
Make sure you use 4" PVC and at least 5' long.


Assuming I drill holes through the bottom of each leg and put a long bolt through.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695359 12/21/19 11:22 PM
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I would drill hole at the top and use wire to hang down leg from the feeder so it will move more freely. A bolt would not let it move. The pipe moving is what makes it difficult for climbing.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: MoTex] #7695595 12/22/19 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by MoTex
I would drill hole at the top and use wire to hang down leg from the feeder so it will move more freely. A bolt would not let it move. The pipe moving is what makes it difficult for climbing.

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Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695608 12/22/19 05:13 AM
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Which protein feeder are you using?

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Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: CharlieCTx] #7695623 12/22/19 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
Which protein feeder are you using?

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Going to use the Boss Buck 55 gallon barrel lower unit. Not sure I’ll feed long term, so looking for a low cost option to test.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695817 12/22/19 04:09 PM
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I went to the Boss Buck site, don’t see what you could be using for protein?

If you’re going to end up with their protein ports, here’s something I did to get medieval with the coons. Besides the screws, you can buy the metal teeth plate things at Home Depot. I actually needed another layer behind the ones you see. It really cutdown on the nefarious activity but a couple of acrobats still figured out how to hang.
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So just to ask, what result are you looking for to make the decision to keep feeding protein if this is a test?

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Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7696248 12/23/19 12:58 AM
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This is what I plan on using.

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Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7698992 12/26/19 05:09 PM
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I use the pvc pipe very successfully. mine are 32 inches long and 4" pipe. Holes in top with two small chains holding it. I like the bottom of the pipe to be about 2' off of ground.
I have a friend who uses bungee cords instead of chains to hold up the pipes. Makes it even more difficult for the coons, but they do rot after a year or so.


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A buddy has the pvc on theirs, I think they got a deal on some 6 inch pipe used somewhere some how. They said that it has really cut down on the coons.


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