Assuming that you have just put your new BH into operation and after a few short weeks you saw nothing or very little birds entered the entrance window.
Who should be the person who will decide about what to do next?
Is it you the owner, who forked out thousands of ringgit, or the "Consultant" who threaten you with his " I will not guarantee" if you choose to change anything inside the BH?
This was what happened to a BH owner in Sarawak.
He called and explained his position with his newly launched BH.
I was caught in the middle and tried to assemble some thoughts on how to tackle his problem.
I think the final decision should be on the shoulder of the owner.
He parked in all his saving into the BH however if there is no birds entering from day one until a few good months, he should quickly do away with his so called consultant.
Before he terminate his so call contractor he must be smart.
What I proposed to him was to carry out a kind of bird counts.
I asked him to spend some time in the evening to count the number of birds that entered the entrance hole just before darkness.
Keep the number in his diary and carry out the count every week or two weeks to see if the BH is doing well.
If by any chance the number of birds are zero or negligible for so many weeks he can then choose to tell the consultant that his service is no longer required.
The thing here is that if you wait for another six months to cover the so call warrantee period it will be a total disaster.
However you need to provide adequate evidences that there is something wrong with the number of birds entering your new BH.
All in all you might still need him as a friend later however your investment must be your prerogative to do what you think is the best for yourself.
I told to be tactful but must be strong enough to choose the right decision.
I never meant to create any enemies between the two parties but ........
If you face the same dilemma I think you should do the same.
Before you wanted to be independent try to accumulate enough knowledge about swiftlet farming.
Maybe attend a few good seminars, read as many books and articles plus visit a number of operating BHs.
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