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We have mostly springs on the bottom of our feeders but we are making another 20 feeders up and would not mind moving away from springs. Was looking at pan feeders or maybe wright feeders. 

What do you recommend? 

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Jus drill lots of holes in them I find pan feeders clog up when the food in them gets wet and the badgers just straighten out the spring feeders and empty them .

 

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I have made some pan feeders and they seem to be working well.  Those destined for outside pen areas are stronger steel... flattend 45 barrel metal .... and the inside pen areas I use the thinner galvansied warning sheets from the sides of IBC containers and they along with lamb feeder buckets work great.  I cut 45s down and crimp the edge so the lid slides over and is waterproof.  As said springs get stretched these days with wall to wall badgers.   Weld some concrete reinforcing mesh around 45s to stop badgers and munties getting at them.

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18 hours ago, TIDES EDGE said:

Jus drill lots of holes in them I find pan feeders clog up when the food in them gets wet and the badgers just straighten out the spring feeders and empty them .

 

Don't the animal spikes stop the Badgers, etc, etc from interfering? Worked for us.

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1 hour ago, wymberley said:

Don't the animal spikes stop the Badgers, etc, etc from interfering? Worked for us.

I have 130  feeders so would be costly plus as I said they all clog up if not stretched out when it gets wet.

 

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10 hours ago, The gouse said:

What’s everybody’s bird to feeder ratio 

currently it seems about one to one (lol)

 

 

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On 08/09/2019 at 15:06, rimfire4969 said:

We have mostly springs on the bottom of our feeders but we are making another 20 feeders up and would not mind moving away from springs. Was looking at pan feeders or maybe wright feeders. 

What do you recommend? 

I have moved onto the smaller diameter wright feeders, over the last 2 years. So far so good, no deer or badger damage and I also started screwing them to the outside or the barrel. It stops them getting pushed back into the barrel and stops squirrels chewing the edge of the hole.

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