How to Replace Cups on Rent a Coop Chicken Waterer


If you own a Rent-A-Coop chicken waterer, you may find that the waterer cups at the bottom can wear out over time. Fear not! Replacing these cups is a simple task, and in this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process.

What You’ll Need

Before you start, make sure you have the following:
– New waterer cups (available in a pack of seven from Rent-A-Coop on Amazon)
– A little time to clean out the inside of the waterer

Removing the Old Waterer Cups

First, you’ll want to reach into the waterer and locate the wing nut on the inside. This can be easily turned with your fingers. Unscrew the wing nut by turning it counterclockwise, then remove the old waterer cup from the outside.

You’ll notice that the cups are threaded, so you’ll need to turn them counterclockwise as well to remove them from the waterer. With the old cups removed, you’ll be left with open holes where they used to be.

Time for a Clean

While you have the waterer cups removed, now is an excellent time to give the inside of the waterer a good clean.

Installing the New Waterer Cups

With your new waterer cups ready, it’s time to install them. Start by taking the wing nut off the new cups, but be sure to leave the O-ring in place on the outside—the O-ring is crucial for preventing leaks.

Next, insert the threaded end of the new cup through the hole and turn it clockwise to screw it in. Reach into the waterer and attach the wing nut to the inside, securing the cup in place.

Remember, the O-ring should be on the outside, and the wing nut should be on the inside of the waterer.

Final Checks and Filling with Water

With the new cups installed, give the front of the waterer a quick clean. Then, fill it with water and check for any leaks.

If everything looks good, you’re ready to put the waterer back into your chicken coop. Your chickens will surely appreciate their newly-replenished water source!


Replacing the waterer cups on your Rent-A-Coop chicken waterer is a quick and straightforward task. With the proper materials and instructions, you can easily ensure your chickens always have access to clean and fresh water. Happy chickens mean happy coops!

You can buy the replacement cups on Amazon.

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Key Takeaways

  • It is important to clean the inside of the waterer when replacing the watering cups.
  • Make sure to screw in the cups clockwise.
  • Leave the little O-ring on the outside to prevent any leaks.
  • Fill the waterer with water after replacing the cups and check for any leaks.
  • Replace the wing nut on the inside after screwing in the cups.