The use of feeders (in all their various forms) in our opinion is vital for conditioning pigs to trust and enter a trap enclosure and help gather intelligence on sounders (i.e. pre feeding).
Feeders must reliably dispense a daily food source at the same time and quantity. If not, pigs could travel to an alternate food source and may not return to the site. Choice of bait is critical too, as this needs to be more favourable and accessible in order to out compete existing sources and consequently to have any chance of influencing sounder behaviour.
We never trap or carryout surveillance without at least one feeder in the field, and the 44 Gallon Feeder Kit is our feeder of choice due to its robustness, variety of features and ability to mix and match components unlike all in one feeders.
Generally a full drum lasts about 2 weeks in the field depending on feeding frequency and other selected settings. We recommend only putting dry goods through the feeder and any damp/wet bait/lure mixtures are applied traditionally by hand at the beginning of trapping or strung up and dispensed with a drip set up.
The Feeder Kit includes the follow items:
- 44 Gallon Feeder Drum
- Easy Open Lid
- 44 Gallon Polyethylene Funnel
- Digital Spin Feeder Kit
- Leg Adapter Kit (3)
- Heavy Duty Split Leg Kit (3 legs)
- Drypower 6V 5Ah SLA Battery
- 6V Solar Charger
**Kit requires assembly**