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Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:12 pm

http://www.5eranchproducts.com/cotton-seed-feeder/

Working on one of these for supplemental deer protein. Deer love it.
Advantages is coons, hogs, crows and squirrels don’t eat it. You are getting the target animal only.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Those feeders are like $800. I saw them at our feed store and asked. When the lady told me I started laughing as did she... then she asked me how many I wanted... :lol: The same company sells #40 bags for like $10 to go in the $800 feeders.

You can make a circle out chicken wire and tie it off to a t-post. Pretty simple and cheap.

Only thing that will tear it up is turkeys. The dig thru it to get the seeds. They love it.

I couldn't get our deer hooked on it. It seems to work well out west or deep South Texas but we just have too much green.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Those feeders are like $800. I saw them at our feed store and asked. When the lady told me I started laughing as did she... then she asked me how many I wanted... :lol:

You can make a circle out chicken wire and tie it off to a t-post. Pretty simple and cheap.

Only thing that will tear it up is turkeys. The dig thru it to get the seeds. They love it.


Turkeys are not a problem here as in none.
We are going to build some alfalfa feeders as well .
We have got to stop feeding the hogs by either the food source or fencing.
We have to change the supplement we’re supplementing the hog herd through corn and protein feeders.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Hogs love alfalfa.

Are you feeding pellet protein right now?

I have tried all the "cheaper" routes but nothing is as easy as the pellets. Every thing else just ends up a pia. If we hit a bad drought I may have to add some thing else if the consumption gets too high it hasn't been unbearable yet.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Hogs love alfalfa.

Are you feeding pellet protein right now?

I have tried all the "cheaper" routes but nothing is as easy as the pellets. Every thing else just ends up a pia. If we hit a bad drought I may have to add some thing else if the consumption gets too high it hasn't been unbearable yet.


Yes this is one of the most stressful times for our does.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:51 pm

I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:03 pm

Brute 23 wrote:I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.



Got to spend it on something.
The thing that impressed me on the alfalfa feeders is there was nothing left for the hogs. Secondly the coons and squirrel weren’t shoveling it on the ground for them.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:15 am

Brute 23 wrote:I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.

I'm not so sure about that.
How about soy beans? I know the coons and turkey don't eat them.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby M-5 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:49 am

Perenial Pnut hay. They deer love it.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby callmefence » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:50 am

I haven't found that deer like cottonseed over corn.
Only two things I've seen they'll eat over corn. Acorn's and crimson clover
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:07 am

don't know that you'll get enough consumption to realize any real benefit.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 am

Brute 23 wrote:I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.

Bite your tongue.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am

callmefence wrote:I haven't found that deer like cottonseed over corn.
Only two things I've seen they'll eat over corn. Acorn's and crimson clover



Corn is a waste of time and money here.
Always amazed me how Central Texas deer ran to it and these turn their nose up. It is last choice here, if you want to attract deer here it better be food plots or protein.
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.

Bite your tongue.


Kenny, next time you come to Texas would you take ol' Brute out and buy him a lap dance. I'll pay for half of it. :lol2: :lol2:
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Re: Whole Cotton Seed

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:22 pm

TexasBred wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I spend more money on groceries for deer and dogs than myself by far.

Its still better than than cocaine and strippers though.

Bite your tongue.


Kenny, next time you come to Texas would you take ol' Brute out and buy him a lap dance. I'll pay for half of it. :lol2: :lol2:


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