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Monday, May 15, 2017

Tikam Batu BH: My Next Project Will Be on This BH !!!



After three weeks with the Telang BH I will be moving my attention to his BH located at Tikam Batu BH.

The BH is located somewhere on this map.




A three stories building located facing a padi field.

The BH was erected about 5-6 years ago and due to some reason it was not performing well.

Based on what I was told the number of nests was below 100 pieces.

I was called to inspect this BH in 2014 however due to some reasons the owner aborted my skill.

He did not call me to explain why however about 2 months ago he was begging me to revamp.

A sudden change of heart and I think I know why.

He stumbled on old friend whose BH was erected by the same consultant like his.

This owner informed his about his BH progress after being revamped by his "Sifu".

His sifu happened to be me.

Right now I told him to get ready to house my workers and at the same time help me with some of the revamp operation.

I need at least 10-14 days to complete the revamp operation and I assured him that he will see the changes.

A list of things that I need to do will be posted in my next posting.

Let me share with you all how bad and what happen once the revamp operation will change the life of this BH.







Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13th Swiftlet Farming Seminar !!!




Very proud to transfer knowledge to a group of participants who plan to own BHs plus a few who acquired BHs recently.

A total of 10 participants and one that attended half day.

Topic delivered were as follows:

1) Why swiftlet farming is special.
2) How to chose the right location for your BH.
3) Basic design of a BH.
4) Important swiftlet characteristics which you should know.
5) BH aromas and how to use them.
6) Predators that will damage your dream.
7) Wet your BH floors.
8) The most effective method of using your bird sounds.
9) Are you ready to buy a BH?


Please enjoy these pictures.

Call me if you are interested to attend my next swiftlet farming seminars.








Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Telang BH: After 3 Weeks This Revamp BH Is Showing A Good Signs !!!




I never thought of extending my stay in this palm oil plantation longer then 3 weeks.

I am getting home sick.

Initially I planned to spend only 2 weeks to complete only two floors plus a ner monkey house.

The owner force me and my workers to reactivate one more floor.

By hook or crook he wanted it to be done.

He keep pushing until I cannot take it any longer.

After extending my stay and have the BH ready I did some test and it looks good.

Two neighbors came and they too were impressed.

"I know who you are and I know you are the best in the world" one of them quoted this sentence.

I am not very sure how he learned about me but I feel good when some one whom you have never met before said such thing.

The Bh was tested a couple of time and after cleaning the floors and sprayed them with Mutiara aroma a number of times it took off very well.

I feel bad to myself.

How I wish this BH is mine.

Well nothing to be sad about.

There will be more sick BHs that needed my expertise.

Will always do my utmost best and hope those owners appreciate them.

Best of luck to this owner,



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Telang BH: Revamp Operation Is Half Way !!!



After my submission of visit report, the owner took very little time to confirm my service to upgrade his BH.

My report was very precise on what I observed and what he should upgrade in order his house will be as good as his neighbor's BHs.

First step is to change the main entrance hole.  Currently he is using the top entry type by for some special reasons I prefer the monkey house entrance type.

I strongly belief that if a BH is located far away from residential area, their entrance hole should be the monkey house type.

I purchased the light weight bricks and create a box above the current monkey house.

In the beginning I designed it with two side windows but due to the requirement to service the water tank, I have decided to open the 3rd window.

The main window will be about 3' X 5' while the second window is 2'X2'.

The second window is facing the morning sun.

The service window is only 3'X3'.

The monkey house erection went well despite the hot sun once noon time.

My boys need to do other job once the sun is too hot.

After 6 days the monkey house begin to look good and currently waiting for the roof to be installed.

Once that is done the installation of tweeters around the main entrance hole and around the roof of the monkey house will be activated.

There will be a number of tweeters that will make this BH most attractive as compared to the others in the vicinity.

I am looking as installing 2 hexagonal tweeters. two medium range bazookas, four power tweeters and about 10 pieces of AG 35 tweeters.

The whole set up will allow the monkey house to have at least 3 sounds at any one time.

This will make the entrance hole like a busy street in Kuala Lumpur.

Once completed in full will make some additional comments.

In the mean time please enjoy looking as these pictures:






















Monday, April 17, 2017

Telang BH: Why Don't You Estimate The Number Of Nests Per BH ?



One of the many recommendations inside my visit report to the owner of this unsuccessful BH owner was to estimate how many birds there are in his neighbor's BHs.

The number obtained can be used to estimate how many nests there are inside the 5 BHs around his unit.

Once that is determined he can make a rought calculation how many young birds are being generated per breeding cycle.

A very good example is as follows:

If the total number of nests is 10,000 nests every 4 months there will be 20,000 young birds being generated.

For 12 months there will be 3 X 20,000=60,000 young birds for his to catch or to lure into his BH.

This simple estimate can make the owner to think of all the ways to attract those young birds inside and perhaps find as many ways as possible to trap them.

There must be a plan on how to trap these young birds.

You need a precise plan on how to get them in and make sure once they entered they will not want to leave your BH. I told him.

Well this looks very easy to a person like me.

I know when I explained to him he was a bit blank on what and how to trap these young birds.

My answer to him was this his how deep knowledge comes into play.

You need to master the knowledge on how to make them enter and be your permanent tenants.

He need to perhaps attend my May 13 Seminar and perhaps record what I will be telling him during the 1 day seminar.

Hope you guys out there please take this opportunity to learn the tricks on how to traps those wild birds.

Come and learn from me by attending this special Seminar organized for you.

Call or sms to this phone no _6017 7551318


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Telang BH: Will Start Work This Weekend !!!



This is why all BH owners should let me inspect their BH and read my visit report.

Once you receive my detail report you will understand why your BH is not doing well or on the opposite.

This particular Telang BH is situated in between five other BHs.

The owner was cock sure that his BH is the least populated as compared to his neighbors.

No matter what he did nothing happened.

His final decision was to invite me to take a good look at his BH.

One of his mistake was to engaged his neighbor to be his consultant.

This so called dirty consultant owned two BHs beside this failed BH.

I think there was some kind of greed that making sure that this BH failed was very strong in that guy's head.

In the end he succeeded.

I told the owner to stop allowing this consultant to enter his BH.

He should not be given a free passport to enter the BH any longer.

Tomorrow I will be mobilizing my staff and equipment to start work in turning around the BH.

I might need to be there for two weeks and I hope once completed those birds will start coming over.

My main objective is to lure those young birds from the neighbors BHs.

Once they entered the BH they will feel at home and those gadgets will trap them inside.

Once very important part of my revamp operation is to erect a monkey house on the top entry hole.

The main entrance hole will be directed towards the bird's flying home path in the evening.

One additional window will face the morning sun.  This additional hole will be covered with wire mesh to prevent the possibility of predators coming into the BH.

One possible reason why the number of nests are declining have something to do with those vampire bats.

The signs on the floor tells me that this BH is under severed attack by a couple of vampire bats.

Need to activate the auto gate door and install a kind of electrical shock wires around it.

Once completed will monitor its progress.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Announcement On My Next Swiftlet Farming Seminar !!!

If you are new or have not be very successful with your swiftlet BH, try to enroll in this coming seminar on "Secret Of Swiftlet Farming".

Date: May 13th 2017

Day: Saturday

Location: Furama Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur.

Duration: One full day

Fee:  RM 1350.

My objective is to make you understand fully about what is wrong with most failed BHs.

You will be rest assured that whatever you learn from this Seminar you will become a new person.

You will have all the confident to be a successful swiftlet farmer.

Enroll now by sending to me your email address.

Email to harryswiftlet@yahoo.com

Or send me your email address to this number +6017 7551318

The itinerary will be as follows:

8:30 -9:00: Registration

9:00 - 9:45: Introduction: "Why Swiftlet Farming?".

9:45 - 10:30: How to Locate A Suitable BH Location.

10:30 - 10:45: Tea Break.

10:45 - 11:30: Basic Information On How to Design A Good BH.

11:30-12:30: The Most Effective Sound System to Lure Those swiftlet.

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 2:15: Why You Need Your BH to Be Wet.

2:15 - 3:00: The Use of Various BH Aromas.

3:00-3:30: Predators that will damage your dream !!!

3:30 -4:00: Tea Break.

4:00 -4:30: Various Swiftlet Characteristics Which You Must Know.


4:30-5:00: Questions and Answers

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Talang BH: You Might Want To Count The Number Of Birds Returning Home To Your Neighbors BHs !!!



Completed the Talang, Kuala Lipis BH report.

I mentioned to the owner that I might want to review and update some of the comments and recommendations made in the report.

In my introduction I mentioned about how lucky to be situated in between a number of BHs that are doing well.

If I were the the owner on any of the 6 units I will take some time to evaluate how many birds there are in those BHs and perhaps calculate the number of nests in all of them.

My reason of suggesting this idea was more towards gathering a rough estimate of how many young birds will be generated every 4 months.

If the total number of nests is say 3000 pieces you can assume that each nest will generate two young baby birds which will be equal to 6000 young birds flying around or closed to your BH every 4 months.

Within 12 months there will be 18000 young birds which will be your potential tenants.

If he can lure and captured about 10% a year he will have a total of 1,800 fresh and young birds which can generate about 900 nests.

With this special surrounding he should list down a plan on how to lure those young birds into his BH.

Forget about those old birds but focus on those young birds.

First thing which I suggested to him was to change his top entry entrance hole to a side entry preferably a monkey house on the top of the current opening.

A monkey house which can fit the opening and about 7-8 feet high will be perfect.

Young birds seems to be more attracted to a monkey house entrance system more as compared to the top entry type.

The love to circle the monkey house during their mating season.

Those tweeters around or on the monkey house can easily make them playful and will give them a better chance to enter your BH.

The owner have agreed and fully understood my recommendations and I am very sure he will soon call me to get my boys over to his BH.

If you have a BH with little progress after some time please call me at 017 7551316

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

If You Currently Owned A BH How To Benefit From It !!!



While in Sandakan, Sabah met a BH owner who order about 1000 pieces of plastic fake nests.

He wanted to have a cup of coffee and I consented.

He confided to me that the reason why he ordered plastic fake nests and internal tweeters was because of his new BH.

I knew about him having a BH before so this new BH is his second.

Well well well.

He is moving and adding another BH into his collection.

This was when I told him that he is doing well and I hope he knows how to maximize his 1st BH.

"Have you ever thought of accelerating your nests population of your 2nd BH by using your 1st BH?"

I asked him.

He was a bit puzzled by my question and look deep into my eyes as if his mind was totally blank with no answer.

I am sure there is a list of things that you can transfer from your BH number 1 into your new BH and these things can help to increase the rate of populating it.

"Like what?"

Think carefully and I am sure you know them. I told him.

Let me try to list a few:

1)  Bird shit.  You can transfer them in big quantity,  This will mask the cement smell and make the smell of your BH better.

2) Used Fake Nests:  If I were you I will use half of those newly acquired fake nests inside your old BH and let them be occupied.  Once they leave their markings you harvest them and transfer them into your new BH.

3) Raw Nest:  You can harvest some raw nests and soak them into fresh water for about 2 days.  On the first day sieve the nest and blend them.  Once properly blended soak them back into the water.  On the 2nd day you can sieve and use those fermented water.  Apply on all your planks using good morning towel.

4) Swiftlet eggs:  Might want to collect a few pieces and throw them on the walls of the second BH.

5) Dead carcass.  Maybe the smell of those dead birds on the floor will make the smell of your BH well liked by your new tenants.  Collect those dead birds and move them into your 2nd BH. Make sure you sprinkle some ants poison around the carcasses.

6) Baby birds:  You might want to know about this term "Translocation".  Translocation is when you move those young birds over from one point to your empty BHs.  Try those that are about to fly ie 43 days old.  Try to check on their wings.  If their wings started to cross each other the young birds are ready to be Translocated.  You need to erect a proper release room for this purposes.


Well you might want to add many other things.

My main point is that you do have a number of things that are usefull inside your 1st BH that you can transfer to the 2nd BH of yours.

Contact 017 7551318 for more ideas.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Three Days At Sandakan BH !!!



After three days working and guiding those locals to finish decorating a BH in Sandakan, Sabah, I managed to see some interesting results.

With the monkey house completed and sound system installed carried out the bird  call operation just to see how effective it will be.

Every evening from 6:00 pm on wards the number of swiftlet responded were wonderful.

The owner enjoyed the view and I am sure he is very keen the start his BH as soon as he can.

Just enjoy all these pictures and clips.

Will write more once I am a bit free.










Sunday, March 12, 2017

Telang BH After 6 Years Need My Help !!!

(The 3rd from the left)


I was engaged by this BH owner to investigate what went wrong with it.

The BH was well situated and in an area where there were a lot of swiftlet.

However after 6 years into operation the number of nest stopped at about or maybe less than 120 nests.

What can go wrong with it?

The next strange thing was that the BH was squeezed in between 5 other BHs which are doing fairly well.

So how come his neighbors are doing fairly well while his was not?

I took about 3.5 hours to arrive at the junction into those clay road.

Waited patiently for the owner to come out to fetch me.

When arrived at his BH I discovered that his was one of the 6 BH in the same area.

Well since his BH was not doing well I thought the rest was also the same.

He told me otherwise.  They were all doing fairly well except his.

Very strange but soon after I discovered many strange things that was done by the owner.

At the same time discovered some signs which tells me that his BH is under siege by some predators.

He claimed that he neglected his BH for a while.

His next mistake was to appoint his neighbor to look after his BH.

The BH second floor was made of plywood and they are rooting.

There were at least 20 dead birds with their bodies eaten away leaving only their wings on the floor.

What else?

The BH was using a top entry system.  I think a monkey house is far better.

The BH hexagonal tweeter was not one unit but four with a large metal horn tweeters.

The external sounds were not well distributed inside the nesting rooms.

There were two sets of amplifiers.  One set in the data room and one more on the top floor very closed to the main entrance door (very unusual).

The LAL holes (2 units) were too small.

The LAL were not well positioned.

The staircase to reach the top floor were small and made of wood.

The connecting doors of various rooms were about 4.5 feet high.  I got my head hit the top part of the door every time I pass them.

The top entrance area was located at the front facing the west.

The ventilation holes were only at the front and back walls and none on the side walls.

Each ventilation hole was covered with 4" dia pipe, elbow and a long extension pipe.

Most of the nests were on the lowest floor.

The amplifiers were not properly set.

The nesting planks looks like covered with dust (fungus).

The floors were never sweep.

Overall I would say that the amount of knowledge he has was minute.

If he should have more knowledge I think BH is a big money making potential.

I need to prepare my report to let him know what were wrong inside and out side his BH.

I hope my recommendations to correct all those mistakes will be seriously considered.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Pedas BH: After Just 5 Months ............





A very unusual thingwhen the number of birds entering in the evening jumped by 121% as compared to the month earlier.

This was precisely what really happened in this Pedas BH.

The BH was handed over to me on a JV basis due to its poor performance for almost 6 years into operation.

I was asked to do what ever I wanted to and nurse it until such time the house is normal.

The owner in a way forced me to take over and help it.

I  took the offer due to several reasons and most important was its closed proximity to where I am staying.

What I told the owner was to arrest the owls entering the BH.

After which I revamped only the top most floor.

The rest of the floor can be modified once the top floor nests population is satisfactory.

As such my lay out to finance the revamp operation was about 1/3 as compared to working on all the three floors.

Once revamped I added lots of external and internal sound tweeters.

I introduced the hexagonal tweeter.

More external sound tweeters were added to pull those birds the moment they entered the LMB hole towards the back of the floor.

Created necessary VIP rooms.

Spray Mutiara aroma nearly every month.

Change the external and internal sounds twice.

Got hole of a neighbor to inform me if the external sound is dead.

After 4 months the number of birds climbed from 8 to 46.

Yesterday, the number of birds leaped to 102 after 5 months into operation.

I believed that it will continue to increase if there is no disruptions either to the sound system or attack from predators (owls especially).

Very pleased to write to the owner about her BH performing.

How I wish next month the number of birds jump to 204 birds.

Another 100 % up.

Why not?

I have listed a number of things to be done.

One very crucial is the installation of a water storage tank to humidify the BH.

The water droplets will help to wet the BH floor, increase the room humidity and of course will reduce the room temperature slightly.

Swiftlet love Bh that is cool and wet.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kepala Batas BH: How To Keep Those Crows Away !!!

video

If you observe this video clip carefully you can see a black bird on the top of Hexagonal tweeter,

This black bird was a crow.

The moment they observed lots of swiftlet playing around the rooftop areas they will stand at those locations where they can plug the birds.

I was having a kind of nightmare on how to prevent them to hang around the BH.

The only method that came to my mind was to apply those rat glues above the hexagonal and the rest of the areas where they might perched to snap my swiftlet.

So who is going to climb up onto the roof?

The only solution was to bring my worker who is not scared of height.



He came and I provided a few tins of rat glue.

He went up and applied to my desire.

Look at this clip:


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Now I can see that the chances of having crows on the top of the monkey house is slim.