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Pig barrel question #7742551 02/10/20 11:00 PM
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I am planning on building a pig barrel. How big should I make the holes and how many holes?

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I like the Blue mid size plastic barrels. the ones that come with handles and I think are 15 gallon. Remove the handles and run a big enough quick link through the hole where the pin went, a swivel 4 feet of chain, another swivel, a removable link with a 2 inch ring to put over a Tpost. Put the holes near the top of the drum so you can carry it without losing corn, will hold a full bag of corn. Hole size? When I first put them out I like bigger holes to train them on, 3/4 inch, then to save corn go 5/8ths of an inch on the next one you make. Or just use good duct tape to cover one of the holes.

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If you're going traditional, using a 6" pipe that's about 5' long, I think 2 or 3 holes 3/8" diameter are sufficient.


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PVC works better, squirrels chewed holes in my plastic barrel so corn poured out quick, hard
to keep duct tape on it so plan on changing often.

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I'm with Mo and Der. I put a false bottom in mine with a few rocks to make it rattle when rolled.


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I really thought a pig pipe was the cat's-[censored] for a bit... the primary problem is my 6-7ft'ers (with false bottoms) get emptied out in a night, so they have no longer term staying power. I only have (2) 3/8-1/2 holes in mine. I also tried a blue water barrel once but it didn't last a month before it was ripped up.

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