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Old 04-11-2012, 06:34 PM
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Anyone have any plans for deer feeders that are cheap and made out of PVC pipe?
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:37 PM
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PVC gets extremely brittle in the cold.
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PVC gets extremely brittle in the cold.

ok any pipe that you reccomend?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:06 PM
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I have too area that are close to the house that would be easy to walk down and dump a fifty pound bag of corn in. I use my other feeders for far distances and only fill them up once and awhile.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:31 PM
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I have seen them as simple as a piece of PVC with an elbow on the bottom and straped to a tree. Corn spills out the bottom and as it is eaten it just flows down.
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I have seen them as simple as a piece of PVC with an elbow on the bottom and straped to a tree. Corn spills out the bottom and as it is eaten it just flows down.

thats what I was going to do, but was looking to see if anyone had better ideas, maybe to keep coons away? Idk just anything!
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:16 AM
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4-6" pvc, 48" long. Put a piece of treated wood under it, and cut a small "v" at the front of the bottom of the pipe to let the corn come out. About a 2" v should do. Strap it to a tree, using 2 rachete straps and put a small piece of wood between the top of the pipe and the tree, so you can put your lid on.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:38 AM
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Haven't used one in years, but when I did animals figured out to dig at the ground and make the corn come out. Before long it was pointless as the corn would spill out to fast. If you do this make sure you do as Blumsden said and put treated wood at the bottom. I work in construction and used a piece of 10" that we were taking out of a building. Made it nice because you could fit a lot in it w/o having to fill all the time.
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Buckhunter,
Here is a picture of the one I built. It's made out of 6 or 8 inch drain pipe. I think it was either green or gray. We cut to length we wanted, then made a cross cut where the trough is at one inch from the bottom, used a cutting torch to heat the pipe above the cut and another piece of 2" pipe to bend in the soft plastic inward, added in a piece of cypress to the bottom with a few screws, and used a 1 gallon bucket for the lid. U see the picture of the feeder raised off the ground. We did that so the hogs could not get to them. Works well.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:10 PM
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how do you fill that thing?
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:15 PM
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A plastic or galvanized bucket or garbage can works very well as a gravity feeder...square or round.

1. Cut a hole about 2-inches in diameter or a slot about 2-square inches in the bottom center of the bucket.

2. Using the empty bucket, cut a piece of 1/4" square hole hardware cloth equal to the shape of the bottom of the bucket. This will be wired across the bottom of the cloth in Step 3.

3. Sheet metal screw or bolt hardware cloth down the sides, only cover the bottom 4-inches or so of the sides of the bucket, and cover completely around the perimeter so the cloth sticks down below the bottom of the bucket another 4-inches (an 8-inch tall piece is enough).

4. Hang the gravity feeder where it is off the ground and the deer can bump it to shake out feed.

5. Fill with corn or other 1/4" or less diameter feed.

Cheap and works great.


...and ditto what blumsden said about pipe.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:43 PM
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I have 4 like blumsden describes made from 4", Sch. 40 PVC. Don't forget to cap the pipe. I didn't cap one of mine the first year and a squirrel got greedy, went down the pipe from the top and couldn't get out. Took a while for the smell to go away.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 PM
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In GA I've seen people use 4"x 6 feet long.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:55 PM
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Buckhunter,
I pull my 4 wheeler right up to it and climb up on the rack. I used to have a 4' step ladder but needed it back at home. It holds about 80lbs of corn so I dont have to fill it alot.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:37 AM
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I made two, extremely durable and well working PVC feeders

materials needed
(1) 10' x6" non pressure PVC (about $40 here in NOVA)
(2) 6" slide on PVC caps ($10 ea)
(2) 2'x2' 1/2" pressure treated plywood ($6)
(2) approx 6" pieces of 4"x4"
camo spray paint and a hand full of deck screws

1. cut the pipe in two 5' pieces
2. cut each 4"x4" block so that it fits snugly inside one end of the pipe.
3. trim the top of each block so that it forms a peak at the top so that the corn flows evenly to each side
4. on one end of the pip, cut two upside down V notches on opposite side of each other to allow corn two flow out
5. deck screws and some liquid nails to fasten block to the center of the plywood base.
6. slide pipe over block (notch end down) so that notches are on the side where the corn will flow out.
7. put a few screws through the pipe into both sides of the block
8. paint it camo
9. holds 50# of corn
10. slide on cap.

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this has been a very good setup, very stable and the deer got used to it within days
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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I use to use PVC but built one out of treated wood that holds more so less trips filling it. Its heavy though and not very mobile. it sets/attached on 16" PVC filled with concrete with wet set bolts.

The PVC in the picture is a peanut butter feeder
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:58 PM
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What kind of wildlife is that approaching the feeder? And, what is that vegetation growing in the left foreground of the picture?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:02 PM
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My spoiled Schnauzer dog and I call that Yellow Toadflax, comes up every where thats not mowed (invasive) and dont think its browsed. I have every invasive known to be in North America.

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how does that peanut butter feeder work?
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