Monday, December 10, 2012
There Is A Big Potential In Breeding Chicken House Fly !!!
I took some time to meet another swiftlet enthusiast yesterday and he nearly make me falls out of my chair.
"Harry I have this interesting idea about using house flies to feed those baby swiftlet. You see a few days back I attended a seminar about how to recycle chicken dung into insect to feed chicken chicks. This person managed to come out with a method to breed millions of flies by using chicken waste and recycle it back into food for the young chicken. So if he can supply us with the flies, frozen, then we can use as food for young swiftlet."
I was speechless and don't really know what to say.
Something new and I never give any though before.
If seems that this new recycling technique where you collect those chicken waste and turn them into insect maggots food.
Once they turned into flies you collect these flies and store them in frozen form.
During chicks feeding the insect will be defrosted and fed to them.
In some way you turn waste materials into food.
What about if we buy these frozen flies and feed swiftlet chicks?
There are lots of advantages in using this technique since the cost of material to feed those house flies are free of charge.
The common house flies are much larger in size as compared to those fruit flies. I think they can be 5-6 times larger and much heavier.
Each day those young swiftlet chicks need at least 5-7 grams of food per day until they reach 45 days old.
Upon maturing they can be released in BHs.
According to Sabah Jabatan Hidupan Liar, they have evidences that these young birds will usually have this strange way of embedding the house where they were released from freedom. They will come came to the same house if they are safe and alive after the release operation.
If you release 100 young birds away you might be able to get about 10%-18% that will return to your BH.
The rest might have little chance since they will be lost, dead or cannot find food to feed.
I told this friend of mine to go ahead with his idea of activating his breeding system.
I gave him the assurance that I do have some BH owners who have difficulties in populating their BHs and this translocaaion technique might be the best answer.
I am looking forward for this new technique to be implemented, the first in Peninsular, and hopefully many BH owners will benefits from it.
Those who are interested to be a part of our research please come forward to allocate some commitment so that we can release these young birds inside your BH.
Minimum number is 30 and maximum 100. Each young chick will be only RM 35 (limited to 30) and RM 50 (any quantity above 30 chicks).
You need to create a release room first before allowing us to release the birds.
If you are an adventurous person please call 017 7551318 for more details.