I would like to build a deer feeder, covered, not great big and bulky butmedium or small to just have in my back yard, does anyone have any plans, I could even scale it down if need be to suit my scenario......
I made that same feeder. Works great! Only difference is, is that bottom piece you have below the 45 degree "Y". I didn't put that piece on. I just but a bottom screw in piece. I figured the corn that got stuck down in there would rot if i made a piece like that. The one I have sits just about flush with the bottom of the "Y". BUT Great design!!! Mine is 6" and hold about 50lb of corn.
Hey killin', they do work well...til the bears decide to rip them off the trees.
I took an old sign and cut it to fit inside the bottom of that wye then drilled holes all through it to allow any rain water to filter down through the corn and out the bottom of the wye. Then there is a drain hole in the bottom of that cap. If not, that corn would get all moldy. Plus I wanted them up off the ground a little more. I made 3 of them.
I use the same feeder as Q2XL12. The only exception is we just put a drain cap on the bottom instead of drilling holes. This is a very easy and inexpensive feeder to make. I haven't run into any bears using mine. The only problem I have run into is keeping the darn coons out of it.
I've heard about htese types of feeders and I want to make one soon. Two questions though...do you add the corn from the top or do you just fill it in the opening at the 45...and if you fill it from the top does the corn automatically push out at the opening on the 45.