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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

If Those Birds Only Occupy One Floor, How To Get Them Down???

I was asked for an opinion on how to bring those birds from one floor to the other.

"Pak Harry I have a peculiar problem with my BH. It seem that those birds seem to be occupying the higher floor more then the lower floor. How can I make more of them to come down?"

This is something challenging and I am sure many of us do face this kind of problem before.

First and foremost we need to list the possible reasons why they prefer the current floor which they are not flocking together.

This might be due to many possible reasons. Let me list a few for us to think carefully:

1) This floor might be very conducive. It might be due to its micro habitats that are much better then the rest of the floors in the house.

2) More important is that the birds feel more peaceful or safer in this particular floor. This can be due to the proper lighting and those internal sounds.

3) The other floors might be too dark, especially the lowest floor. When it is too dark there will be a very high potential that those birds will miss out in getting out early to find food.

4) The lowest floor might be too cold during the night. There is a strong potential that the cold will freeze their naked babies.

5) The top most floor are usually the worst location to breed. They will be too bright and too hot. Remember these swiftlet have a unique gift, the echolocation, where they can fly in the dark. To them darkness means safe or peaceful.

So with the above 5 reasons what do you think can be the solutions?

I have the following list of things that you might want to try:

a) If the lowest floor is too dark you might want to make a small opening, 1 feet X 1 feet, allowing the morning light to enter the room. This will perhaps allow these birds to be able to fly out early. They need proper lighting to guide them to fly out in the early hours of the day.

b) You might want to arrange in such a way that you might split the internal sound system to operate separately. If you have three floors, run three separate wires to operate those internal tweeters. What you might want to do now is to increase the affected floor with louder internal sound volume and reduce the sound on the floor that have lots of birds.

c) You might want to reposition the partitioning on the highest floor to make the floor darker.

d) If those affected floors are too hot, you might want to reduce their temperatures. Install a few of those soundless humidifiers and run them from 9am till 9pm.

e) If the floor is always too cold, you might need to increase the room temperature. This can be done by installing those exhaust fan to suck the air from the outside into the BH. The best is to run the fan in the afternoon till perhaps 3pm. Try to minimise the air breeze.

My preferred solution is b). Try to increase the internal sound higher then the rest of the floors.

Birds will feel more peaceful when those internal sound are played at a higher sound level.

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