Galvanized waterer rusting - anything to repair?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dman535, May 6, 2017.

  1. dman535

    dman535 Just Hatched

    Nov 1, 2016
    Nashville, TN

    Bought this from TSC and the bottom trough has rust on it. I clean it on occasion but it rusts up again. The manufacturer sent us a new one, but was wondering if there was anything to repair it?
    When we bought it there was what looked like a paint on the lower are, that wore off and caused the rust. Can I do anything to it and not harm the chickens?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Mine have always rusted after a few years. I figured it was normal, and they need replacing every few years.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Mine too, and I do keep using them a while longer. Recently I bought the 'easy fill' waterers, plastic, and really like them. In winter, it will be back to the galvanized waterers on the heated bases. Mary

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