Gravity Feeder

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Would like to know what everyone prefers for a gravity style feeder. Looking for something in the small to medium range that could be carried for a distance without much trouble. Also durable and concealable. Open to store bought and DIY ideas. Thanks!
 
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Looked into that with 6 inch pvc so that the feed would last for a little while but found it to be the same price as some commercially made products once everything is bought.
 

shdw633

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I bought the cheapest spin feeder I could find and took of the spinner and replaced it with a gravity tube you can get at Academy Sports and sometimes Walmart..or you can check Ebay and Amazon for them. I had to make a spacer to fit the two together but I have had them for several years now still going strong. I did buy a moultrie dinner plate feeder which is working out pretty nice as well.
 

kmckinnie

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I have cut a hole bottom of a 5 gallon. About 2 to 3 “. Took a “Y” cut stick. The fork holds it in the bucket. Let the straight part stick down about 2’ feet. Hang with rope about 5’ to bottom.
Deer will hit stick. Corn falls out.
Takes some time but they will get use to it. It’s cheap.
 
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I bought the cheapest spin feeder I could find and took of the spinner and replaced it with a gravity tube you can get at Academy Sports and sometimes Walmart..or you can check Ebay and Amazon for them. I had to make a spacer to fit the two together but I have had them for several years now still going strong. I did buy a moultrie dinner plate feeder which is working out pretty nice as well.
I wondered how well the dinner plate would hold up to raccoons and squirrels
 
13B7F1A9-81EC-4D81-9249-5E3A95CB0AF9.jpeg Didn’t build them for deer but for my chicken coop, needed something to help clean up the coop with “high” capacity and to minimize waste. Think I have around $70 in the three, they are 3”. The wye fittings cost the most at $15 a piece. They hold about 10-12# per tube. Filled the bottom of the wye up to the feed opening with pea gravel just to combat mold from water setting in the bottom.
 

bilgerat

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heres My pvc feeders, got them from a commercial grading company for free, i screwed a short 2x4 to the back and strapped them to a tree. the deer would empty the 10" tube in a week so I added a 12" pipe next to it , both together hold 250lbs of corn ; I use the old corn bags as a top for a lid WGI_0001.JPG IMG_1336.JPG
 

shdw633

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I wondered how well the dinner plate would hold up to raccoons and squirrels
It's been out over a year and I haven't had any issues with it. I have not seen a coon on it though I have seen squirrels get up on the plate and just sit there and eat.
 

roll tide

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Had my eye on those didn’t know the quality of the plastic though.
I`ve had squirrels chew through every feeder I`ve put out except this one. Also put a PVC pipe over the 4X4 its sitting on so the coons only get a few scraps from what the deer drop. Great investment!
 

Mark K

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Got two years with the Boss Buck and no chew throughs or marks yet. But then again deer don’t chew either. I’ll get an occasional squirrel feeding on leftovers but none on it, much less chewing on it. Guess a lot has to do with where it’s placed.
 
Got two years with the Boss Buck and no chew throughs or marks yet. But then again deer don’t chew either. I’ll get an occasional squirrel feeding on leftovers but none on it, much less chewing on it. Guess a lot has to do with where it’s placed.
Squirrels chewed through mine. The lid is double layered though, so it didn't leak yet. But then a thief found it and decided he wanted it.
 

catch22

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boss buck
 
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