Squirrel-proofing the compost bin
bin was dog-proof,
just as I hoped. Unfortunately, it wasn't squirrel-proof.
We usually walk past the
compost/worms/parking area at least twice a day while walking Lucy, and
that tends to keep critters away, but when we got flooded in, the
wildlife got bold. As soon as I was able to cross the creek, I
peered in the compost bin and saw two big holes where some kind of wild
animal (I'm guessing squirrels) had squeezed through the lattice and
had a feast.
Although it doesn't
matter too much if a few squirrels nibble on the food scraps, I want to
keep my compost, so I added a layer of chicken wire around the outside
of the bin. I'm not sure if even that will be enough to keep out
a determined critter. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if
someone else breaks in to eat.
Sick of messy chicken chores? Our chicken waterer never spills
or fills with poop.
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