Plans for Trough Feeders???

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Anyone have a good drawing/plans/pics of a simple but sturdy trough feeder? Need to build 3.

I've seen some posted here before and found a couple with the search engine, but was looking for something I could prefab in the shop and haul to the woods for assembly.

Any help is appreciated.
 

ejs1980

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What are you planning to use to build it. If your using something like a wood/plastic drum setup I would build the base and attatch the drum at home then cut the lumber for the roof and bury 4x4's to attatch the roof too otherwise you'll likely find it on it's side after a good windstorm.
 
i made one couple weeks ago, out of wood,tin, and 1/2 of a blue 55 gallon plastic drum, i will take a pic of it this weekend for ya.
 
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Much appreciated.

We built 2 last year over on the west side of the state and was looking for a materials list/pics/plans of how others had done it.

We used 4x4's for the frame and 2x6's in a "V" to support half of a 35gal blue poly drum cut length wise. Sheet of 1/2" plywood cut in half for each side of the roof with aluminum sheathing that comes in a roll to cover it.
 
These are the best I've seen....

Steel frame, cypress manger style troughs, tin roofs. The more slender, longer manger style troughs keep feed drier.

http://www.portlandhunting.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=161

Anyone have a good drawing/plans/pics of a simple but sturdy trough feeder? Need to build 3.

I've seen some posted here before and found a couple with the search engine, but was looking for something I could prefab in the shop and haul to the woods for assembly.

Any help is appreciated.
 
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Thanks!

Thanks to All for taking the time to share, I genuinely appreicate it.

S-N-H
 
ran across some new plans today and thought I'd post the link in case anyone needs some winter projects:
http://www.aces.edu/timelyinfo/ForestryWildlife/2004/February/deerfeeder.pdf
Looks like the raccoons and possum would love it.
And one I drew up (excuse the shaky hand) for one made with a 55 gal drum mounted on a 4x4 post. Just dig a hole for the post, insert it in the ground with about 24 inches above ground. Bolt a piece of round plywood to the bottom of the barrel (or you can use a painted metal trashcan with lid) to add extra support on the bottom. Make 4 cutouts around the can or barrel about 4x4 inches or 5x5, bending the top piece of metal outward to shield from rain. Add some camo tape along the sides to protect the deer's noses. Add a funnel inside. Bolt the entire container to the top of the 4x4 post. The bigger the barrell, the higher the post, the fewer pest critters can get to the feed. Use a tight fitting lid and clean regularly.
 

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