so I've been collecting bones from already decomposed animals for a a few months but this is the first time I need to decompose an animal myself. I had originally 3 birds that I set on the ground in my backyard with a milkcrate overtop and a brick to way it down. after a couple days it was working fine, maggots got to the bodies and everything was going good. then I check on the birds and 2 of them are gone. 1 was a zebra finch and the other was a fledgling dove and they were small enough to fit through the milkcrate's holes and since I couldn't find the bodies anywhere I assume it was rats. we have seen rats around the area and on properties next to where I live so this is an issue that I need a solution to. does anyone have any idea what I can place over the bodies that bugs can still get to but rats cant? The only idea I had was to wrap chicken wire around the crate and hopefully the rats cant chew through that.