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How To: Clean a Lubing Drinker Cup

How To: Clean a Lubing Drinker Cup

How To Clean a Chicken Lubing Cup 

If you use chicken Lubing Cups as part of your automatic chicken drinker or chicken waterer station, it is important to know how to clean them.

Generally, if the Lubing Cup is only slightly soiled, washing with a low-pressure hose will clean out the dirty water. If the cup or float are looking like they need a bit more attention, then soak them in warm water and wipe with a clean cloth. If,, however they require a thorough clean, follow the step by step instructions guide below on how to disassemble a chicken Lubing Cup for cleaning.

Caring for Lubing Drinker Cups

Good care and maintenance can keep your Drinker Cups in tip-top condition for years. We have some that are over 5 years old and still work like new!

You should give your Drinker Cups a rinse whenever you fill your chicken drinker, or at least once a week. A squirt with a low-pressure hose does the trick.

But to keep your Lubing Cups in top shape and prevent issues, you should break down and clean each Lubing Cup at least once every 3-6 months. If you have hard water, cleaning more often is recommended. 

How To: Clean a Lubing Drinker Cup

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Start by removing the Lubing Cup from the Drinker. In Dine a Chook systems, Lubing Drinker Cups screw into the Drinker body and can be easily removed by gently unscrewing.

How to clean your chicken Lubing Cup:

  1. Remove nipple valve: 

    Use multigrip pliers to pull out the nipple valve from the top of the Lubing Cup.

  2. Wash: 

    If the cup is particularly soiled you may need to soak for a little while in warm soapy water. Otherwise, simply use a cloth, and clean all parts thoroughly with warm soapy water, then rinse off. Don't use boiling water and don't put Lubing Cups into the dishwasher. Wash all parts before reassembling.

  3. Reassemble: 

    To reassemble, clip the valve back into place. Then, with your fingers, check the pin and nipple spin freely. As long as it can spin, then this means the system will operate correctly.

  4. Removing the float: 

    Follow the same technique above to remove the float for a thorough clean.

If you give your Lubing Drinker Cups a gentle wash every week it will help to avoid having to pull them apart for a thorough clean. If looked after, chicken Lubing Cups will last for many years of trouble free service as well as reliability.

Happy chicken keeping!

Rachael at Dine a Chook