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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Displaced Texan] #8272219 05/21/21 12:53 PM
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I have not changed my feeding times in 15 years, Clocks are always on Standard Time and feed times set to sunrise and 1 hour before sunset of the shortest day of the season at a rate of 7 seconds.

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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Davis300] #8272336 05/21/21 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Davis300
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Whoa up there friend! I know there's lots of variables, but, for most of us, 30 seconds, 2x a day, we'd have to fill the feeder every 3rd day or so. This time of year, let's go with 2 to 4 seconds. Late October go to 5 to 7. Save...your...money!



At nearly $10 a #50 now you could go broke at 30 seconds a pop. I do 4 seconds twice a day during season & 2 seconds twice a day the other 9.5 months.


We leave ours on standard time and never mess with the feed times. We do turn them down from February to September usually just a couple seconds but we're pouring protein to them at that point.

We paid $10 / #50 bag on two pallets last weekend and the feed store told us the next shipment would be going up. The cheapest we found out our way was $9.75 / #50 bag in Comanche.

Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: hook_n_line] #8272387 05/21/21 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I have not changed my feeding times in 15 years, Clocks are always on Standard Time and feed times set to sunrise and 1 hour before sunset of the shortest day of the season at a rate of 7 seconds.


Huh? If you don't change the feed time how does it know when sunrise and sunset are?

Example for SA TX 2021
June 21 sunup 6:34am sundown 8:36pm
Dec 21 sunup 7:24am sundown 5:40pm

So how does the same feed time set on your timer keep it feeding at sunup and an hour before sundown without changing it periodically throughout the year?


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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #8272472 05/21/21 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I have not changed my feeding times in 15 years, Clocks are always on Standard Time and feed times set to sunrise and 1 hour before sunset of the shortest day of the season at a rate of 7 seconds.


Huh? If you don't change the feed time how does it know when sunrise and sunset are?

Example for SA TX 2021
June 21 sunup 6:34am sundown 8:36pm
Dec 21 sunup 7:24am sundown 5:40pm

So how does the same feed time set on your timer keep it feeding at sunup and an hour before sundown without changing it periodically throughout the year?


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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Displaced Texan] #8274005 05/23/21 02:02 PM
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First of all.....I totally disregard DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME while operating the feeders!!! Deer go by their routine cycles....not by a clock or watch! Consequently, my timers are set for STANDARD TIME year round which for the most part follows the same cycles the deer follow.

Morning time is set year-round for 0645 for 6 seconds; 1200 for 3 seconds; 1600 for 6 seconds. During the fall, When the deer are more active, I will add two seconds to the feeding times.

For the past 12 years, I have been using a roasted soybean/corn mixture of STAMPEDE from MICOBE FEED in Hamilton, TX. The results have been fantastic and as a result have eliminated using protein feeders completely. Therefore, no clogged feeders - gravity or spin feeders. I'm using a 300lbs ALL SEASONS STAND/FILL and a 12ft. tripod feeder; no feed pens at either location!

Currently, out biggest problem is an over population of does; for some reason, we continue to draw a large number from around the area. 5 of us took off 11 does last year, and they are still coming!
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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Displaced Texan] #8274088 05/23/21 03:34 PM
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Each feeder is going thru 50 lbs. corn each week. This time of year deer are feeding more on available natural feed. Will increase in September and add small amount of corn at 2:00 am. According to the camera, we have as much activity at 2 am as we would around 6:30 am.

Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Displaced Texan] #8275734 05/25/21 03:36 AM
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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: Displaced Texan] #8275961 05/25/21 01:35 PM
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Re: Setting Timer on feeder [Re: titan2232] #8281482 05/31/21 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by titan2232
1/2 a second if it's filled with corn. Seen prices lately?


Yep, and not much need to feed this time of year. Especially with the rain we have had.


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