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Crushed minerals? #8977742 12/24/23 09:43 PM
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Does anyone feed crushed minerals from a free feed feeder? If so how is that working for you? Or is it better to dig a whole in the ground and mix it with dirt and water? Thoughts and opinions.


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Have only put out blocks or buried...neither were worth the trouble.


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Re: Crushed minerals? [Re: notamtchance] #8977754 12/24/23 10:10 PM
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I keep a salt/mineral mix out for livestock in six different spots in various pastures. I need to put a camera up this year and see if the deer use it. This is loose mineral in a tub.


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I put out blocks, but haven't solved how to keep them up, away from pigs, on/in something that doesn't rust out in 3 or 4 years. The deer on our place like them a lot, but won't touch some rugby ball the pigs have been rolling around.


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
I keep a salt/mineral mix out for livestock in six different spots in various pastures. I need to put a camera up this year and see if the deer use it. This is loose mineral in a tub.


Yes loose minerals in a plastic Moultrie tree feeder. That is life a protien free feeder that gets straped to a tree. My question is would that be to much salt/merials for their health.


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I buy All Stock minerals from tractor supply and dump in a hole at each feeder site, works well. In spring & summer the deer hit it hard. I feed corn until March then put my cameras on the mineral spot, lots of activitie.

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Originally Posted by angus1956
I buy All Stock minerals from tractor supply and dump in a hole at each feeder site, works well. In spring & summer the deer hit it hard. I feed corn until March then put my cameras on the mineral spot, lots of activitie.



Do deer still hit it after the hogs do. In the past when I put out mineral blocks. Once the hogs livked it the deer left them be.


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I'm very lucky no hogs where I like.

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Angus, I doubt that your luck holds.


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I've had a few on camera but they don't stick around. There in Boswell 10 miles away so it's only a matter of time before there here.

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South of Bowie, they come and go. But are mostly around.


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Originally Posted by notamtchance
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I keep a salt/mineral mix out for livestock in six different spots in various pastures. I need to put a camera up this year and see if the deer use it. This is loose mineral in a tub.


Yes loose minerals in a plastic Moultrie tree feeder. That is life a protien free feeder that gets straped to a tree. My question is would that be to much salt/merials for their health.


That's a good use of that feeder! I have one but hadn't thought about putting mineral in it. IMO they will use it if they find it and it should be good for them. You don't have to add salt. Animals need a little but one of the main reasons for that is to limit intake. Your deer won't be eating that much.


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I keep a salt/mineral mix out for livestock in six different spots in various pastures. I need to put a camera up this year and see if the deer use it. This is loose mineral in a tub.


Yes loose minerals in a plastic Moultrie tree feeder. That is life a protien free feeder that gets straped to a tree. My question is would that be to much salt/merials for their health.


That's a good use of that feeder! I have one but hadn't thought about putting mineral in it. IMO they will use it if they find it and it should be good for them. You don't have to add salt. Animals need a little but one of the main reasons for that is to limit intake. Your deer won't be eating that much.


Thanks I thought that would be a prefect use for the Moultrie free feeders. That don't hold much. I am just worried about them eating to much minerals at one time that it could be unhealthy for them.


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