galvanized waterers

tinman9952

In the Brooder
12 Years
Dec 30, 2007
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Waterford,Maine
I am seeing some rust when i change the water. I bought a plasic one but they knock off the bottom when i hang it and fill it with shavings when i put it on the floor. Is the rust ok or should i throw the galv. one away and buy a new one?
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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20,778
907
Southeast Louisiana
It will be OK until it leaks. You can paint it to extend the life if you can get to the rusty spots. I'd use rustoleum or something like that. Just let it dry and then wash it off well before you use it.
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
13 Years
Jan 12, 2007
21,908
160
418
Land of Lincoln
I had a new waterer last year and it started rusting after two months of using it. So I got rid of it. I had an old waterer I had that didnt rust for a long time. Anything made in China, you can bet it is cheaply made material. I got rid of it.
 

Bear Foot Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
5,543
307
288
Grifton NC
they knock off the bottom when i hang it and fill it with shavings when i put it on the floor.

Set it up on some bricks or a wooden box to get it at about "back height" to the birds.​
 

LilRalphieRoosmama

Officially Quacked
12 Years
Oct 15, 2007
3,406
19
221
Elyria, OH
Mine's rusting after only a couple of months too. I'm VERY disappointed - I thought since it was galvanized it wouldn't rust?
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FarmGirl01

Songster
11 Years
Feb 5, 2008
2,076
22
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AR
I place the tubs outside of the run /or cages. The bowls are usually raised up on bricks. I then cut a hole big enough for them to stick there heads thru and drink. Works great.
 

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