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Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn #8149696 01/31/21 02:23 AM
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I received this pic today from the lease. My feeder would have gone off about 5 minutes before the pic was sent. I can’t imagine the type of feeder issue that would have caused what you see in the pic, Personally, I think someone dumped a bag of corn and my cellular game cam didn’t catch the culprit, or they did something to the camera. Land owner is actively trying to sell, so it’s possible real estate agents may be there, but why would the dump corn in my feeder pen.

There was no corn on the ground I’m the pic before this one was received.

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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149704 01/31/21 02:29 AM
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I've seen that happen from really high winds.


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149713 01/31/21 02:32 AM
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According to the weather apps, it was windy there today.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: MikeC] #8149715 01/31/21 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
I've seen that happen from really high winds.


Yup and some spinner plates are more prone to it than others.

All the corn to one side like that wind


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: kmon1] #8149742 01/31/21 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by kmon1
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I've seen that happen from really high winds.


Yup and some spinner plates are more prone to it than others.

All the corn to one side like that wind


Yep, wind. If there was a perfect circle of corn it could be a malfunction but that was strong winds liberating corn from your feeder.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149750 01/31/21 03:08 AM
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Wow! Never seen anything like that before.
Must've been A pretty hefty wind.


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149756 01/31/21 03:17 AM
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The way the corn is laying on the ground, looks more like someone dumped some corn. IDK

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: Dalee7892] #8149764 01/31/21 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
The way the corn is laying on the ground, looks more like someone dumped some corn. IDK


It’s the wind. Have had it happen numerous times. I also have cell cameras no one hauled a bag of corn, only to dump it directly in front of a feeder/camera and somehow elude a otherwise reliable camera. Until it happened more than once I was skeptical but after replacing battery/timer I put an eliminator spinner plate in and it stopped happening.
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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149766 01/31/21 03:37 AM
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Looks like the turkeys are enjoying it.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149772 01/31/21 03:41 AM
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It is the wind. It has happened to me multiple times with a lot more corn than shown in the picture. I have replaced these types of feeders with Lamco stand and fill feeders and it solved the problem. I was at my lease today in the panhandle and the wind was blowing a steady 30 mph and gusting to 35 mph all day long.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: jetdad] #8149791 01/31/21 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jetdad
Looks like the turkeys are enjoying it.

Gobbling it up.....


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: TCM3] #8149801 01/31/21 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by TCM3
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Looks like the turkeys are enjoying it.

Gobbling it up.....

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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149842 01/31/21 04:50 AM
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Definitely wind, my buddy has a similar feeder and we have Ramball’s stand and fill and I’ve been begging him to get another to replace it. Between the wind doing that to it and having to stand on his bed rails to fill it.

Good luck but that’s not anyone messing with you. Not sure where your lease it’s but I was out in the Coleman/Ballinger area today and it was so dusty from wind that I thought something was on fire. I also got 3 mpg better coming home this afternoon than I did going. grin


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: dogcatcher] #8149968 01/31/21 02:43 PM
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Looks like the turkeys are enjoying it.

Gobbling it up.....

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I’m surprised the turkey haven’t devoured it. The turkey typically show up with in minutes of my feeder going off and eat all the corn within minutes. Sometimes it’s not uncommon for me to see 30-50 turkey in one group of hens and young Jake’s. A group of about 10 Toms cruise around in a separate group.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8149987 01/31/21 02:58 PM
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I had the same thing happen to one of my feeders a few weeks ago. Definitely caused by the wind.


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8150036 01/31/21 03:52 PM
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Dust in the sky all over DFW yesterday. It was the wind.


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8150074 01/31/21 04:19 PM
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I had a timer go bad this year and dumped a few hundred pounds. I replaced the battery and the timer had the plate spinning forever. Replaced timer with no more issues. I’m not saying that I disagree with the wind theory because I haven’t had that experience. Go prepared with a different timer when you go just in case.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: TCM3] #8150396 01/31/21 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TCM3
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Looks like the turkeys are enjoying it.

Gobbling it up.....

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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8150881 02/01/21 07:46 AM
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Def the wind that did that. Eliminator plate will fix it. Two years ago I did have one controller crap out while I was in the blind. Feeder went off and kept going, and going, and going lol. I had to get down, run over there and disconnect the battery.

Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: bigjoe8565] #8151626 02/01/21 10:03 PM
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I watched mine do the same thing Saturday outside of WINDthorst (name makes sense now). My son and I sat and watched in disbelief. There was probably 3-5# of corn on the ground by about noon when we were there. It was all gone the next day.


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If it is scattered in the direction of the prevailing wind then it was the wind; if not, I would suspect a timer issue.

I am constantly on high alert for trespassers and would be inclined to think that it was human interference initially.

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100% wind due to direction the corn is spread out.


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Ditto on the eliminator plate. Got them on both my feeders...worth the cost.


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Re: Feeder malfunction or did someone dump corn [Re: MikeC] #8151919 02/02/21 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
I've seen that happen from really high winds.


YEP! Saw it the other day first hand. It actually helped me trouble shoot a feeder that wasn't working well. Motor was too weak to broadcast when the feeder was full of corn. Once it only had 30 or 40lbs in it the motor would work fine.

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