Rusty Watering can

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by honeynajar, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a galvanized waterer... it was one of my first purchases last summer. Last night when I refilled it I noticed that it has some rust accumulating and turning the water reddish brown. I thought that's why you bought galvanized so it didn't rust. I know I can clean it up some with salt, but is there anything I can put on it to stop the rust?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You can paint it.
    GOOD galvanizing won't rust quickly, but they don't put a lot on things like that
     
  3. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response Bear foot Farm....Any certain type of paint? Since the chickens will be using it I don't want to use anything I shouldn't. Rustoleum spray paint?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Your not adding Apple Cider Vinegar to the water are you?

    Chris
     
  5. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flockmaster no I'm not adding ACV to my water in the metal can.
     

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