Lubbing Cups should be changed every 2 years on average.
The reason they need to be changed is because:
- Uncleanliness over time
- Sun exposure on plastic
- Float fail
- Cup may be damaged during a refilling at the tap
All of these things are part of the normal wear and tear of a poultry drinker.
- Many independent fodder stores stock individual cups or multi packs
- Royal Rooster (comes with handy instructions)
All Lubbing Cups are the same size, so there is no worry about measuring for size.
Easy to Change
Turn the PVC drinker upside down
Unscrew the old lubbing cup
- Buy a multi pack to always have some on hand if they need a quick change over due to damage.
- Test the lubbers regularly to ensure the float is working well.
- Make sure the drinkers are positioned correctly so that water does not trickle onto the ground.
- Clean out the cups upside down using a clean cloth to clean out dirt and a flush of water. Pay attention to cleaning the float top and bottom.
- If any pins come loose, it's time to change it over.
- Keep out of direct sunlight.
- The drinker is as a clean as the water you put in so keep it fresh. Clean out well after worming solutions with a warm soapy wash.