Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A Room Below A Wooden House With Lots Of Serinti !!!
I was very excited to be invited to view a colony of Serinti birds that occupied a section of lower floor of a wooden house.
The person who invited me to evaluate the nests is an old friend who owned a new BH closed to this particular Serinti colony.
"Pak Harry, can you evaluate these two nests and advise me your views?"
This was his exact words when he dropped by my Subang 2 warehouse about a week ago.
"Brother, this two are Serinti's nests and they are not as valuable as compared to swiftlet nests. The amount of saliva is too little (less than 20%) to extract and not feasible to make a honest living." was my answer.
"Well if you are dead serious we can consider doing some kind of cross fostering but let me have a good look at the location first." my reply to him.
Today I was at the said location and I was pretty excited to be given the opportunity to view the colony.
The strange thing was that these Serinti colony were occupying a wooden house that was elevated above the ground by about 5 feet.
You need to squat down to reach the part that there were occupying and if you are not careful you will hit those floor beams.
I give no time to craw, if I needed to, just to evaluate the situation.
After looking at the nests, mostly empty, and its surrounding I told the newbie to consider taking over the area as a cross fostering research centre.
There were about 300-400 nests that occupied the a part of the wooden house.
My idea were as follows:
1) Rent the whole floor at a small fee for cross fostering purposes.
2) Shut the area with suitable walls made of bricks and cement boards to block the lights. One small room shall be for the swiftlet and the rest shall be for the Serinti.
3) Consider to hatch swiftlet eggs using an incubator.
4) Once they hatched switch those eggs with swiftlet babies.
5) Each nest can be a breeding cot for two young babies. If all the 500 nests can successfully crossed fostered with swiftlet, we can generate a total of 1000 swiftlet babies.
6) Out of these 1000 young babies (40-43 days old) the breeder can transfer them to his BH nearby. This can be a good source to populate his own BH using babies cross fostered by those Serinti birds.
7) I was also keen to apply the translocation method for my Bukit Pelandok BH, I told him.
8) We can even help others who would like the try the translocation technique. They can book say 50 birds a cycle.
9) We can also use this as the training ground for those who wanted to learn the technique to carry out cross fostering project as long as they have a suitable Serinti colony house closed to their BH(s).
Those who would like to learn more please call 017 755 1318 perhaps by early 2012.
Tentatively the wooden house will be tenanted by next week and the renovation works shall be done within two weeks from today.
There will be a small fee for you to learn this special method of how to cross foster those swiftlet using Serinti birds.
If you have the will there are always some ways.