Advice Please re: ungalvanised cattle panels

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thailand, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in the planning stages of building a hoop coop out of cattle panels and would REALLY appreciate some advice please.

    I live in Thailand where we have rain for perhaps 4-5 months of the year. The only cattle panels available here are not galvanized (no idea whether the panels everyone on this forum uses are galvanized or not).

    I'm worried about the panels rusting. Do I need to paint them with something first or will it be good enough just to lock everything down with tarps over the rainy season?

    Many thanks
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would paint them and probably tarp them as well. Just to make the panels last longer and to give the chickens some place to avoid getting wet.
     
  3. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks,

    So I just use a zinc paint right?
     
  4. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a paint for metal when I painted my fences two years ago. They still look freshly painted, I applied the paint very heavy, making sure to get in all the cracks and crevices. I would not use spray paint, it would be too hard to get it on thick enough to cover completely.
     

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