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Hi Tybury Duck
You’re right, hogs do seem to have minds of their own! If there is no way of stopping the crumbs being on the ground when the hog arrives, the only thing I can think of is to leave a bowl of hog food on the route to the bird feeder. That is if you know the route the hog tends to use! Of course there’s still no guarantee it will choose to eat that! Is there any way you can put some sort of tray or sheet of wood or the like under the bird feeder to catch the crumbs?
And to Dave, as well. Hogs do tend to change where they sleep quite often in the Summer and may even sleep ‘out of doors’ in the really hot weather. So cleaning it out is probably not a bad idea when you are absolutely certain there isn’t a hog using it. A hog spent the day in my feed box recently and left a present behind of two large ticks. It’s quite possible they may have already laid eggs before they were removed so a wash out with boiling water is what’s needed.
Good to hear some hogs are back, Dave.