Tuesday, December 29, 2009
How To Capitalise On Those Serinti Population !!!
If your BH areas or perhaps your piece of land that you planned to build a BH are with many Serinti Birds, how can you use them?
Remember Serinti is a closed relative of swiftlet but they make their nests by using those pine trees leaves or those tree moss "lumut" that have very little commercial value.
They are plentiful in many areas, especially areas that are plenty of food (insect) but no Swiftlet in the air.
Since Serinti have little problem in building their nest anywhere that are possible they thrive much faster.
How can you benefit from them?
The best recommendation is to construct a place for them to stay.
In Indonesia, there is this rice barn that the Indonesian called "Lumbung Padi". These barn are for storage of raw padi (with those pod covering).
The barns are usually big enough to store those harvested padi. The common size is about 2-4 metres wide, 4-5 meters high. The building will be as high as 2-3 meters from the ground (to avoid flood water).
They uses four pillars made of wood. The side walls are made of bamboo skin. The roof are usually made from the dried padi stocks (jerami)covered with bamboo skins layer.
It seem that these Serinti, if given a hole to enter, will use these Lumbung to build their nests.
The Indonesian will allow these birds to colonise the barn and introduce the foster parenting technique.
Per lumbung you can easily have 40 serinti nests.
Cost to build one is only rupiah 1 million only but you can buy one at 4 million rupiah.
Once the number of serinti nests are big enough you can easily generate your swiftlet. Just buy those swiftlet eggs and switch with the serinti eggs. Let the swiftlet babies be looked after by those serinti.
In this way you maximise the close relative to work for you.
Just have a look at the many Lumpung pictures that I gathered from the web.
My main objective to continue writing this blog on swiftlet farming is to expose everything that are relevant to those who wanted to get involve with the business.
I strongly believed that the only way to minimise failure is to get as much knowledge as possible before you invest in it.
If you feel that the lesson learned deserved an encouragement you can contribute a some donation to this account: Yayasan Kebajikan Nah Sabah, 100930010038410 at Allied Bank, Malaysia.