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Old 02-01-2021, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default Cotton seed question

Do you really need a feeder or can you just dump it on the ground?

Thinking about putting some out this year and will not be able to go refill that often wince itís a 7 hour drive.

I realize itís not ideal to just dump it on the ground. So curious of the drawbacks of this option.

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Old 02-01-2021, 07:58 AM   #2
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Any portion of it in contact with the ground will spoil if it rains. Most people just use a wire tube supported by a single T-post. It's cheap and it works well.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:12 AM   #3
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I poured out small piles at our place. It took a while but was eventually eaten. I’ll roll up some wire and place a plywood top inside of it to keep coons out. Then I suspend it from a tree. It’s hard driving a tee post through rock.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:18 AM   #4
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We started by feeding out water tote cages. The last couple of years we have been dumping piles with a dump trailer and just leaving be. Doesnít seem to be an issue.

When the gin delivers it they dump all 25 tons on the ground and we work from it usually getting to the dirt around July. In December the deer still visit the initial drop off spot religiously.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:48 AM   #5
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They go through it so fast that I started doing both and have had no issues pouring on ground so it will last at least a week (1000lbs in 6 days is average)
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:30 PM   #7
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If you are in an area with a lot of moisture it seems to mildew more if in piles.


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Old 02-14-2021, 08:46 PM   #8
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Just started cottonseed at our Wise county farm. Be interesting to see if how long it takes them to start hitting it.
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