I've been wanting to start composting anyways and now I read that pine bedding and chicken poo is great for composing... Yipee!!! Other then the fact that I don't really know what I'm doing I'm ready to start! Lol. I don't even have chicks yet so it will be a while before that is added. I want to do something like this: Wire Mesh Bin; Round bins made of hardware cloth are also very simple, cheap and effective. Diameters of three to five feet are best. Just get some sturdy utility fence material and form it into a cylinder. Use some zip ties or just twisted wire to hold the ends together. You can line the inside with breathable landscaping fabric or even plastic sheeting to help retain the moisture. Fold the top edge over and secure it with clothspins or binder clips or even staples. I know I need a fairly even mixture of greens and browns (im assuming once I start throwing pine bedding in that will pretty much do it for browns.) I know it needs to stay moist (how moist?) And how would I go about turning something like this and how would I actually get the compost if its at the bottom of the barrel? Thanks for any help!