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Thread: Moultrie Feeder - Help Needed

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    Moultrie Feeder - Help Needed

    I have just purchased a Moultrie Pro Hunter feeder for my dam. I will be mounting it to a 160litre drum and will be feeding maize. I have two questions:

    How high off the ground should I aim to mount the feeder?

    Am I better to use a 6v lantern battery or one of the 6v rechargeable batteries I use in my Mojo? Hoping to feed 3x per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genty View Post
    I have just purchased a Moultrie Pro Hunter feeder for my dam. I will be mounting it to a 160litre drum and will be feeding maize. I have two questions:

    How high off the ground should I aim to mount the feeder?

    Am I better to use a 6v lantern battery or one of the 6v rechargeable batteries I use in my Mojo? Hoping to feed 3x per day.

    Cheers


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    Mount your feeder over the water otherwise you will be feeding all the resident rodents. As long as the feeders clearing the water by 30cm that will be fine. I'd get on with it though. We have been feeding for 2 months now.

    We use a 6v hooked up to a solar panel. Feed mornings only. Like first light 8:30 am and maybe 11am. If you feed in the evening the mallards will cone and feed in the dark and leave in the dark not having to risk their necks.
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    Great advise there nathan

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    Hi I put mine up 1200mm off the ground and put some big feet on the stand like some 8x2" to stop it sinking in soft ground

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    Cheers for the advice guys. I have been using Noslocs for the last couple of months but with a big roar trip & a trip to the Ranfurly Banks coming up I need something that I can set and forget for a few weeks.

    What is the maximum depth water that the feed should be thrown into (maize). I imagine the ducks would struggle beyond 6-8 inches?

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    You must be out of Auckland - Waikato, we can't feed for April on

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    You must be out of Auckland - Waikato, we can't feed for April on
    Yeh shoot up north in Ruawai - we can keep the feed pumping in


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    No a foot is about it really for ducks but it needs to be in clear water if they can't see it they can't eat it.
    Also watch out when setting up the flow rates as it flicks it out really fast and one in the eye is no laughing matter do like this yellow falla and where some safety glass.
    Also I found that if you set it dawn dusk then the ducks clean up most of it before the rodents get in. You can also know that when you need to top it up if you go midday then your not disturbing there feeding patten plus your training them to come in when you want the action.

 

 

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