"Galvanic Corrosion" - (TOXIC?) Zinc bolts touch Aluminum Brackets in Chicken feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bangarang64, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,

    I am making a set of feeders that I plan on using in a covered area.
    Some of the materials available to me are in different types of metals. I know that "Galvanic Corrosion" can occur when touching different forms of metals and here in Florida, humidity is an issue.

    I realize there will be some corrosion, but will it be toxic to my chickens? (some of the metal will be inside the feeder and in contact with the feed)
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  2. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone want to take a stab at this?
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't think there could be enough toxic stuff formed to hurt you or the chickens.

    There's dang little our chickens don't eat including poop from the other animals....
     

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