A friend gave me about 6 gallons of rabbit droppings with a little straw mixed in. I screened it to get the straw out and threw the straw (with some berries) in my compost pile. The droppings are just a little to fresh to add directly to my garden. I'll add them to the compost pile, a little at a time.
I noticed my pile heated up more than normal for the amount of browns I had in it. This past Monday, after about 2 weeks, it was still running 130 degrees. By Wednesday it had turned off and I flipped it. It had broken down better than expected.
Yesterday, Thursday, I topped it off with more browns and about 2 gallons of berries were layered in. I watered as I added to the pile but not enough to wet the black plastic the pile is on.
I just want to see how this goes. I'll take photos and make note of additions to the pile.
The wire cage is 2" x 4" x 4' wire. The pile is 4' in diameter.
I finished adding my browns yesterday as the sun was going down. It's 45 degrees now at 7:00 AM. The pile is at 85 degrees. I use a thermometer with a 12" probe.