Bought A New Range Feeder, But Guess Who Came To Dinner? (Pics)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bluey, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I was getting tired of wet chicken feed and I didn't want to feed in the coop, so I bought a Range feeder from Murray McMurray. It holds a ton of feed and has an overhang to keep the rain/snow from ruining the feed.

    The chickens really seem to like it...

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    ...and all was going well until I started getting a lot of activity on the game cam...

    no...not raccoons, possums or wild turkeys...

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    This same doe comes every morning and when we approach her she starts to snort and stamp her foreleg...it's just too cute.

    Today, she brought another doe, an eight point and 6 point buck...

    At this rate i'll be able to deer hunt next year from my bedroom window!
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    way cool! looks convenient and worth the money!

    here in Michigan we cannot bait this year. we can even be fined for having bird feeders out!
     
  3. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so awesome!!
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    You just might want to change something! lol. Great pic!
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    bluey that's awesome!
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Ha ha! Very cute but you have a fawn there, born this past spring. See how short her snout and neck looks? Her front legs are also quite short, clearly a young 'un! A mature deer will have longer proportions over all.
     
  7. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I use a regular chicken feeder (holds about 25-30 lbs) with the green 'Turtle' top off my kids old sandbox. It's round and I put the edge on the ground and tuck the feeder under it. It works like a lean-to shelter. The wind has NEVER blown it off and the food stays dry.

    Or course the bottom of the sandbox is a swimming pool for my call ducks.

    Making good use of what I have on hand and saving a few $$$$
    (more $$$ for chicken feed [​IMG] )
     
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I sure wish the feeder came with rubber stoppers to plug up the holes in the evening. I'm going to have to throw something together to close those holes at night.

    Hey pBoo! [​IMG]
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh no bluey! As beautiful as these creatures are, how in the world are you going to afford to feed the whole great outdoors?!?! [​IMG]
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Maybe that is something that needs to be brought to the manufacturer's attention. Just a thought.
     

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