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Author Topic: Covered feeding trough  (Read 3631 times)

Offline BamaHunter

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Covered feeding trough
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:49:14 PM »
Does anyone have a good plan for a covered feeding trough

Offline KraQr

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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 03:31:48 PM »
Something like this maybe.

http://www.hurleybyrd.com/Covered_Deer_Feeders.html

Looks simple enough to build.
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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 03:34:49 PM »


looks like a easy job looking at the pictures!
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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 03:36:27 PM »
I have built a few of these feeders. They are not the cheapest to build, but they are heavy duty. You won't have to worry about the wind blowing them over.

Another easy way to build a trough feeder, is to find some plastic 30 or 55 gallon drums and cut them in half long ways, then build a frame and roof for it. You get 2 feeder out of each drum.

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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 03:46:04 PM »
Don't have any plans, but one of my summer projects is converting some old cattle troughs into deer feeders.  You might finds some plans for cattle feeders from the university extension websites, and you could modify them as needed.  Mississippi States extension site is www.msucares.com
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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 11:13:04 PM »
It's my understanding that trough feeders for deer promote the transmission of diseases such as bovine tuberculosis.  Supposedly, an infected deer that comes to the trough, drools on the feed, and other deer come and ingest it, along with the grain.  The disease is transmitted via bodily fluids.  At least, that's the explanation the State of MI gave out, when they were allowing baiting and feeding of deer.  They were specific on the amount of feed or bait you could put out at one time, and it had to be spread over a certain area.  the bait or feed could not be concentrated, as in a trough or in a pile.
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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 11:16:45 PM »
It's my understanding that trough feeders for deer promote the transmission of diseases such as bovine tuberculosis.  Supposedly, an infected deer that comes to the trough, drools on the feed, and other deer come and ingest it, along with the grain.  The disease is transmitted via bodily fluids.  At least, that's the explanation the State of MI gave out, when they were allowing baiting and feeding of deer.  They were specific on the amount of feed or bait you could put out at one time, and it had to be spread over a certain area.  the bait or feed could not be concentrated, as in a trough or in a pile.


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Re: Covered feeding trough
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 08:39:05 PM »
Go to tractorsupply.com they have troughs for horses and cattle and you can easily turn one of these into a deer trough.  Especially the horse trough, just add a roof.  It isn't that hard and it looks nice too!

 

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