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Old 01-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default All the hunters out there that have protein feeders could you please post a pic?

I am trying to build some protein feeders and wanted to geta good idea..If its easy for you to post pics could you please post some of your feeders??


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Old 01-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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Here is a wench up model we made that uses an 85 gallon barrel. We attached an upside down PVC toilet flange to the bottom of the barrel with a down spout. To that we glued on a "T" and cut holes in each side of the “T” and put another piece of PVC through to make a 4 way feeder.
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Very nice thanks!
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Here is one that I built and used in 2005/06. Then painted and donated to the Levi Baur Foundation this past summer. The legs on all my feeders and tri-pods stand at 60/120 degree angles. The feed mouths stand 42" from the ground, a perfect hight for deer, and hard to reach for smaller hogs and coons. In fact I never once caught or got game cam pics of a coon on it. Each feed mouth extends 6" from the down tube and is cut 1" back on the bottom 2 corner seams, then beat in slightly with a hammer to form a stop at the end and keep the feed from running out on the ground. The down tube and feed mouths are 4"x4"x16 ga. As for mounting it on the barrel, at the top of the down tube, I just cut down each corner 3" and rolled or beat it outward. For the inside of the barrel, I made a large stiffiner plate to help distribute the stress across the bottom of the barrel. I then clamped the stiffener and down tube togeather and drilled two 3/8" holes in each corner of each flap on the down tube and through the stiffiner. Then I unclamped the downtube and stiffener plate, located the down tube on the barrel, and used the holes of the down tube as a patten to drill the holes in the barrel. After drilling the barrel, and you may need a friend for this, I just sandwich the barrel bottom between the stiffener plate and the down tube and bolt togeather. Silicone calk the bottom of the barrel and down tube to help prevent water from getting inside the down tube. This way it can be disassymbled and moved if nescisary. I watched several deer feed from this and the does with fawns just stuck thier snouts in it and raked what the fawns needed out.

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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Thank you TexasGrown!
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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Keith I believe I have seen that one before...
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:26 PM   #7
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Stacked 55's with a store bought bottom......
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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Try again......
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #9
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very cool man thanks alot..Thats nice thanks to everyone for posting!
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:41 PM   #10
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i can't get my photos uploaded I will try again with another computer
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:03 PM   #11
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ok not a big deal there is alot of info right here!
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:56 PM   #12
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those are some cool feeders!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:46 PM   #13
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Here is a little different version of the stacked barrels. These work real well for us. The down spout is 4" exhaust pipe with a piece of allthread welded inthe end on a cross piece for the dinner plate. The barrel end has a piece of 1/8" plate welded to the spout and that bolts to the barrel. The trick is welding the two barrels together.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #14
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Here is a look at the down spout.[IMG]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgCLD40UHde*1bMETviyyj717Ozv*zWPcSRjrRhwum4EHn5TG JRq6qvahzps2GBmLUq0*W83k!2Q5bU4k3n5mPURnefNei8fpmH DLXXD54ZogcNram4Jsg/100_0024.JPG[/IMG]
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:53 PM   #15
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Try this again.[IMG]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgCwDosUm9a*1bMETviyyk7EBgjJCTgaLpYkl4zwm4aI3bIiw VAEdtM9FOF0GRHVTozouvqOQMCy4bcXmJX6UShb3oSIfhXKoNJ DhaeALgzyMh8UVHmL2g/100_0022.JPG?dc=4675560583467308003[/IMG]
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:11 PM   #16
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Here's one I built a couple of years ago. I changed the bottom outlet tube to PVC with four outlets. The flat plate I had set up on it that you see in the picture was holding water and clogging up the end. It also has longer legs that that on it, Those were cut just so I could check and see if it was water tight. I also added the step so some one can stand and fill while someone in the back of a truck can hand them up to you. Hope this helps.



I have a new design that's should work better that I'm gonna work on this summer if I get time.

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #17
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Very nice!! Thanks for the pics guys
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:16 AM   #18
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Got about 5 dollars in each one.All scraps from a constrution site and free paint from the county recycle center.

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Old 01-12-2007, 02:43 PM   #19
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Cool the only problem with those are that the protein would spoil due to the rain!
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:50 PM   #20
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:41 PM   #21
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I like that way buckwild!
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #22
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I was building the lip of the trough 36" tall but they will often sink into the ground some and will build any others 44"s from the ground. Easy to fill

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Old 01-16-2007, 02:00 PM   #23
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I forgot to add that they have another opening on the other side you can't see. I've even done some with three openings but 2 seems to work well.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:40 PM   #24
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buck wild how do you make the openings. do you cut a slit and bend the barrel in. i'm going to try and make one like you have shown this weekend.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:36 PM   #25
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Yes, I cut the barrel with a grinder about 3 inches above bottom. Maybe an 18" cut, then I use a rubber mallet to dent it in. Shield was made from another barrel by cutting out small sections. Legs are cyclone fence rails that are welded at first ring up and then where they attach at bottom of barrel.
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:43 PM   #26
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thanks buck wild i'm gonna give it a try
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:29 PM   #27
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I have one that I am converting to a pvc feed spout instead of the dinner plate type it has on it right now. I would like to do the 4 way spout but so far have only seen the parts to do a 2 way. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #28
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Here's some..........

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:19 AM   #29
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Here's the other........

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