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How long does your feeder run? #8005542 10/11/20 02:28 AM
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How many seconds do you run your feeder during the season? How many times of day?

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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8005559 10/11/20 02:41 AM
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I feed year round. I vary the times throughout the year.
During the summer, 3-seconds 2x’s a day.
2 weeks before bow season I kick it up to 7seconds 2x’s day until the end of winter.
5 seconds 2x’s a day in between.


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8005569 10/11/20 02:48 AM
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You looking for a total time or seconds per feeding? I run my feeders 3 to 4 times per day and from 1 second to 9 seconds per time from July till Jan depending the feeder location.....then from Feb to end of June I run them twice per day and it varies on run time by how much or how little rain I am getting or how the food plots are doing. I feed free choice protein year round also. I also road feed from August till end of Jan. every time I hunt or even when I am not hunting as often as I can.


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8005658 10/11/20 11:11 AM
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If I feed in the off season, 2 sec. Near or during season, 4 sec.


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8007228 10/12/20 05:35 PM
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Twice a day with my timed feeders for 5 secs. I have a few on demand feeders I put corn in while Im here. Obviously doesnt last as long but they seem to check it even if its been empty awhile. They immediately come to it when I fill it up.

Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8007233 10/12/20 05:37 PM
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Run my 4 times a day, 1st and 3rd feeding is 3 seconds 2nd and 4th is 4 seconds


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8007234 10/12/20 05:38 PM
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5 sec twice a day year round.


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8007247 10/12/20 05:45 PM
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I turned ours up to 12 seconds every feeding yesterday and when needed in the stand I can hit the remote to add a little more. The Remote was one of the best things I added to ours years ago. The corn is the cheapest part of hunting so I don’t get stingy this time of year.

Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8008166 10/13/20 01:35 PM
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I run mine three times a day
6:30am.....8 seconds
7:30am.....2 seconds
4:30pm....4 seconds

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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8008699 10/13/20 09:10 PM
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mine varies depending on location, but in general March thru August 1 second 2x a day, September thru February 3 seconds 2x or 4x per day but we are running 15 feeders across 3 separate ranches (yeah my corn bill is outrageous)


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Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8008739 10/13/20 09:37 PM
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8 seconds twice a day. First of December we will go to 3 times a day for 8 seconds.

Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: boxerdog] #8008749 10/13/20 09:43 PM
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I cut my main feeder from 5 seconds down to 2 seconds this weekend because there was way too much corn on the ground. Eating more protein than corn right now.

Re: How long does your feeder run? [Re: Jimbo1] #8013579 10/17/20 04:43 PM
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We want to throw about a bag a week so a barrel feeder will last six weeks but we fill every 4 weeks just to have a cushion in case one throws more or in case something comes up on fill day and have to postpone. We weigh the corn as a test or merely monitor how much it throws when we fill and adjust. Usually it works out to about 8 seconds but they will vary.


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