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My metal chicken waterer has rust spots

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?

    Thanks
    Katie
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :)
     

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