What length legs?

Sans Culottes

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Hi

We are planning to use a few feed bins with battery operated spinners to feed a kibbled maize /wheat mix in one of our woods. I imagine that the spinner needs to be positioned above pheasant height. If so how high above the ground have others put them, and is there anything else we need to consider please?

Also we are planning to use a similar system to feed wheat to ducks . The idea being to progressively move the spinner bin away from the pond so as to make it easier to get the ducks in the air rather than have them sit tight on the pond. Same questions again, what height above ground, and anything else to consider?

All thoughts and input appreciated.

Cheers

Chris
 

landkeeper

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used spinners on auto feeders 20 plus years ago from memory they were about 3ft off the ground and cover quite a large area with feed but will differ with spinner speed and feed weight really what you have to consider is how you manage to fill them if they are too high it becomes a chore and a backbreaker


with ducks you'd be better with barley rather than wheat
 

badbob

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legs need to be longer than with springs
1.5 metres long to give a height of 1 metre.

try a spin of 2 seconds to start with to see if its all used.
increase if necessary. strimm the area
wheat for pheasants, barley for ducks.
 

8guageshotgun

Active Member
with auto feeders it has nothing to do with pheasant height. It is all about how far you want to chuck the food. Would it be too simple to make adjustable legs that you could alter to suit the application?
 

norma 308

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forget spinners for game farm reared duck
feed on the pond once a day then every two days and so on never take a dog always be quick to feed and just one person feed
they'll get up soon as they see a dog or a flag
they're not really worth the feed they put away I feed for wild duck now and have 200 extra pheasants better return !!
 

Pedro

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forget spinners for game farm reared duck
feed on the pond once a day then every two days and so on never take a dog always be quick to feed and just one person feed
they'll get up soon as they see a dog or a flag
they're not really worth the feed they put away I feed for wild duck now and have 200 extra pheasants better return !!
Yep, my experience too, most of the time. We have had duck that have held and provided good shooting. We have also had them that have gone forever well before any shooting. And we've had duck that have been the devil's own job to get into the air. It's all too much of a lottery. Nice to increase the duck population, but nothing else guaranteed. I agree with Norma. Get more pheasants and feed your ponds for wild duck.
 

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