galvanized water font rusting

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brixshadowpeanut, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. brixshadowpeanut

    brixshadowpeanut New Egg

    Nov 3, 2011
    We purchased a nice (and expensive) galvanized water font just a couple of months ago and now it is rusting out inside. The water contains rust. I scrubbed it thoroughly so the water is currently clean, but it keeps on rusting. Has anyone else had this problem? We were adding vinegar to the water and I wonder if that's what did it? Also, I imagine the rusty water isn't good for my girls?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Vinegar would certainly rust out a metal water can in no time. Sorry about that.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Mine has rust to and I've never added vinegar. [​IMG] I no longer use it but it is a bit aggrivating!!

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