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My metal chicken waterer has rust spots

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I have medium sized metal chicken waterer , and I have noticed some rusty spost in the trough that the chickens drink from. Whenever I wipe at the spots the red looks like the wind blew it away, it leaves behind white spots in the metal. The waterer is only about a year old. Can the rust harm my flock? How do I get rid of it?

 

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Katie

I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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Iron is one of the useful metals the body takes in. Ever hear of hemoglobin?  While there are conditions caused by too much iron.  I don't think the rust from a waterer by itself will over load them.  If you scrub and rinse you should have no problem.  The white spots are probably the bare metal when the rust has been brushed off.

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Thanks :)

I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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