Specifications for compost bin
We currently have three compost bins, rounds of field fencing, which work pretty well with rotation. We would like to make the 1st bin rat-proof, and assume the other two are not as critical because by the time I flip compost into them, the attraction for rats will be gone. We intend to use 1/2" mesh galvanized wire, stainless steel staples, and treated 2 X 4 wood frames, with a removable top of the same material, 4 X 4 X 4. Is a "bottom" panel essential? Does this meet your recommendations? Thanks!
Lane County Oregon compost
Yes, a reinforced bottom panel will be required; rats are notorious for their ability to tunnel.
Thanks! So the 1/2" mesh can keep out mice?