Saturday, January 23, 2010
My First Visit To A BH Made From Recycle Portable Cabins !!!!
I used to listen to stories from some friends about BH in "20 footer Portable Cabin".
One told me that it was his first ever visit to a portable cabin BH that makes him what he is today. "Super Crazy" birdhouse owner, he now calls himself.
Today I happened to receive a friendly call from the owner of a Portable Cabin BH owner.
At first I thought he was joking but after asking a few questions I think he was very much in need of my technical expertise.
I quickly told him that I will be on the way to his BH, somewhere in a place called Segantang Garam, near to Kampung Bujang, Merbok, Kedah.
The moment I arrived I could not helps taking as many photographs that I can. This was just an amazing moment in my swiftlet farming history. I at last managed to step into a BH made of Portable Cabins. Unbelievable but true.
The owner seem to be wearing those mariners uniform. I took a wild guess and I was right. He works on a floating storage vessel for MISC.
Well since he was facing some problems with the unit, I quickly took a walk around the cabin.
There were four units of cabins two stacks, two units per floor.
The total dimension was 8+8 X 20 feet with height of 8+8.
His main problem was that the house after being operation for more the one year, only managed to trap one couple (1 nest).
Was given a short tour in this unique BH.
I told him all the crucial and minor problems. The BH is in a very terrible state. It was not sick but critically ill.
First and foremost the entrance hole positioning was incorrect (not located properly and facing birds going out to find food), the top room was too bright and those nesting planks lacks crossings and using of a metal plate was not suitable.
Again I told him that the person whom he engaged in this project have not ideas what those wild birds are and what they wanted before they decide to stay.
After about 45 minutes of chatting with him I told him that I will get a proper report to get the BH back to its purposes.
He was very glad and wanted all the medicines that I can quickly prescribed. Well what can you expect when a patient is critically ill.
Please enjoy viewing all the pictures taken.
Those who would like to visit this unique BH please write to me so that you can tag along during my next treatment trip. There will be a small fee for you to learn new things.