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Keeping Cows away #9050447 05/21/24 07:44 PM
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What are some of the means you use to keep Cows away from your feeder? I'm not going to build a fence surround.

In my case they have as much interest in my camera as they do my feeder.

Do you think salt blocks would distract them from my camera?


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A fence is the only thing that will work...and even that won't work for some really stubborn bulls.


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Get them used to being fed some distance from your feeder and feed them there every time you go in the pasture, but it will end up cheaper to fence them out.


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Fence only

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
A fence is the only thing that will work...and even that won't work for some really stubborn bulls.

This


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Originally Posted by Stompy
Originally Posted by unclebubba
A fence is the only thing that will work...and even that won't work for some really stubborn bulls.

This

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I have 90-95% success with a single wire of electric fence. Two wires would be even better.


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That works, but is probably the most expensive solution.


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current federal policy is clearly irrational, scientifically insupportable and ridiculous.
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Fence or get use to them being there. Or get rid of cows.

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
A fence is the only thing that will work...and even that won't work for some really stubborn bulls.

This.


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Originally Posted by Tbar
I have 90-95% success with a single wire of electric fence. Two wires would be even better.


This would be my suggestion. Solar powered two strand hot wire. Deer won't mind it. Cattle will.

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10-12 hog panels and hot wire on top. No hogs or cows….you can get a solar powered box that mounts on top of a t-post from tractor supply that works year round….


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I have been told that the cows lick the spinner rather than eating the corn on the ground. So if you put a varmint guard around the spinner, that will discourage the cows. Anyone have any experience with this "solution"?

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Originally Posted by JJH
I have been told that the cows lick the spinner rather than eating the corn on the ground. So if you put a varmint guard around the spinner, that will discourage the cows. Anyone have any experience with this "solution"?


A cow's mouth is too big to effectively eat corn off the ground. From a pile, sure, but they can't pick up individual grains hardly at all. Bored cows will jack with anything, though, so a varmint guard is a good choice to avoid future problems if you have feeders with exposed parts.

I have King Ranch feeders and a Treeline feeder. The cows will occasionally hang around any of them when they're in those pastures but they don't camp out or visit daily, IMO.

Honestly I've been surprised at how little my cows bother my feeders.

I agree with others above about the hotwire solution. It's fast, cheap, and easy; three words that almost never collide in the same solution.


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I have been told that the cows lick the spinner rather than eating the corn on the ground. So if you put a varmint guard around the spinner, that will discourage the cows. Anyone have any experience with this "solution"?


Not my feeder they bother. They won't leave my camera alone.



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Originally Posted by Reloder28
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I have been told that the cows lick the spinner rather than eating the corn on the ground. So if you put a varmint guard around the spinner, that will discourage the cows. Anyone have any experience with this "solution"?


Not my feeder they bother. They won't leave my camera alone.

They will tip it over given any chance. Powerful creatures.


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Is it possible to roll a 16ft Cattle panel without kinking it? I could build a cage for it.


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
Is it possible to roll a 16ft Cattle panel without kinking it? I could build a cage for it.

I've done it picking up panels at TSC. Had the forklift guy lift them up and used ratchet straps to form the roll and place in the back of my truck. Was a little dangerous unrolling though!


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
Is it possible to roll a 16ft Cattle panel without kinking it? I could build a cage for it.


You can roll it or cut it. I made a square cage for my feeder out of pieces when I though the cows would bother it. You can cage your camera.

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If your feeder is on tall legs with 55 gallon drum, put your camera on your feeder. Then put a few circles of barbed wires just outside your spinner plate. This way the raccoons will have that wire to hold onto when they empty your feeder.

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Bigger the pen the less issues you will have


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I agree, the bigger the pen the better.

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Like others, I suggest a fence. If its just the camera youre worried about then any number of ways to rig some type fence around the camera.


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
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Is it possible to roll a 16ft Cattle panel without kinking it? I could build a cage for it.


You can roll it or cut it. I made a square cage for my feeder out of pieces when I though the cows would bother it. You can cage your camera.




Exactly what I will do. I purchased the panels this morning & I have it cut into 6' pieces, got the T Posts too.

Thank you for everyone's input!


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