Sunday, August 29, 2010
Want To Know Why Your BH Young Birds Never Return Home After Their Maiden Flight?
Most birdhouse owners are aware that every four months their BH will generate at least 200%multiply by the number of nests in their BH.
For example if you have 300 active nests, every four months you should generate about 600 young birds. For 12 months (one year) there should be at least 600X3 = 1800 of them.
The problem facing most of us is that how come most of them never stay?
Where do they go and what really caused them to move out?
Is it due to the house temperature? Or maybe the Humidity? Or perhaps they found a better place to stay?
There are so many possibilities but if you can talk to them then you might be able to get the right answer direct from the "horse mouth".
Since we cannot cummunicate with the young birds, we can only get some answers by observations.
If you wanted to increase the number of young birds to stay try these:
1) Make sure your BH humidity is above 85%RH but not to exceed 95%. The wetness will make the nest much stronger and less chances of being brittle. Too high the wetness will cause the nesting planks to become a fungus farm.
2) Never remove their bird shits away from their house. It is the biggest mistakes and those birds will feel stressed. It is a great "Taboo" if you keep removing those birdshits. Trust me.
3) Make sure the BH temperature never exceed 30*C. If you crossed this figure you will know that this batch of young birds will never come back home. Monitor your BH temperature carefully and ensure that those room temperatures are below 30*C.
4) You might want to collect those birdshits on the floor and put them into suitable containers. Moved these birdshit containers nearer to the humidifiers. Not too closed but about 1 meter around it. The mist from the humidifiers will help to wet the birdshit and will helps in the fermentation process thus giving out a strong birdshit rotting smell. Those young birds simply loves their birdshit rotting smell.
Have a good day !!!!