Galvanized waterer rusting - anything to repair?

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

  1. dman535

    dman535 New Egg

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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