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#1 themightybuck

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:14 pm

I was going to go into bushwear at the weekend and buy the usual branded tub of bird puller with the cartoon pheasant on it, but then I wondered if there was a cheaper alternative? Does any one know we're I could get my hands on any? Or any advice on using it? I heard one guy say it works wonders on ducks?

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:17 am

curry powder



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:23 pm

Wheat old potatoes and aniseed old mixed up helps bring duck back to the ponds again

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:36 pm

I dont beleave in any of them. Feed your birds regular times. Keep your feed rides in good condition Keep at the vermin dog in. Do your job
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:42 pm

Duck ah. Tattys and. Wheat. Keep the pond sides clean. Rats soon finds easy pickings

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:02 pm

High quality fishing ground bait .....

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:37 pm

Barley not wheat for ducks.
Aniseed oil does work, feed half your ride with & half with out, for a week, & see for yourself. But as has been said it ain't a mirical cure for lazy keeper syndrome..
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#8 themightybuck

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:38 pm

We dog in daily, and are up scratch with all vermin control, and are feeders and rides are always full, but if this keep stuff helps at leak points then it great! Not lazy as its a private shoot so all the hard work is for my own benefit!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:57 pm

Lose your bins , buy a bucket & hand feed.. It will work better than any additive .
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:13 pm

Lose your bins , buy a bucket & hand feed.. It will work better than any additive .

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:21 pm

We do that as well as the hoppers.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:39 pm

Every bin you have out will reduce the effectiveness of hand feeding & it's ability to hold your birds.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:01 am

Hand feeding won't work if the birds have Access to hoppers, you want to cut them back and sharpen them up, then you know exactly how much they're eating and you'll have better control over your birds!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:25 am

Can somebody explain to my why hand feeding wont work in conjunction with hoppers, because that's counter to my experience, allbeit I'm no professional keeper like many of you.

 

We feed wheat only in the hoppers and hand feed a seed/wheat/split maize etc etc mix and the difference between hoppers only and hopper/hand feeding conbined is quite significant....



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:38 am

Can somebody explain to my why hand feeding wont work in conjunction with hoppers, because that's counter to my experience, allbeit I'm no professional keeper like many of you.
 
We feed wheat only in the hoppers and hand feed a seed/wheat/split maize etc etc mix and the difference between hoppers only and hopper/hand feeding conbined is quite significant....


All shoots a different IMO mate. If you have an estate with an abundance of wild food then hand feeding may not work as well on an estate where birds have to rely on you for feed. Also it can come down to numbers of birds released. If you have a small shoot then again competition for food would be less on say a commercial shoot with thousands of birds released.
Bottom line is if your going to hand feed then you need to commit to feeding times 7 days a week and you kind of set your shoot up for the same drives and the same times all season.
I preferred to hand feed certain areas as well as hopper feed. Just make sure that water never runs out.
Vermin control and dogging in is more important than your choice of how you feed.
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