Rusting galvanized waterer......

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beebiz, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. beebiz

    beebiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a Little Giant, 5 gallon, galvanized water fountain to water my chickens with. I've only had it about 4 or 5 months and it is already rusting. I've never had trouble with rust in anything that was galvanized. Do any of you have any idea on how I can stop the rusting?? Anything short of buying another fountain??

    Thanks for your input.

    Robert
     
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its the water and whats in it thats causing the rust, I personally would not sweat the rust. that being said clean it(the rust) then paint it with something not toxic. Some sort of enamal I suspect, although there are spray cans of Cold galvanize available. Not sure of the potable water aspects of that though!

    hope I helped,
    Randy

    dont know why i quoted you on this,.....hit the wrong response button I think.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2007
  3. beebiz

    beebiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Randy. It may be something in the water. But, we live in the country and have well water (I forgot to mention that before). So, I know it's not chlorine in the water. I actually have two of the waters that are the same age, and the other one is showing no signs of rust at all. That was what had puzzled me. I guess it must have just gotten a better galvanized coating.

    Thanks again,
    Robert
     
  4. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just buy plastic. use the galv- until it gets holes then buy plastic .all over ebay. cheap.
     
  5. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats right a pin hole would start the rust problem, and even well water will cause rust. dont tell anyone i said this but we have rust stains in our tub occasionaly and we ahve well water also.
     

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