Thursday, May 2, 2013
Make Sure To Do These Before "Forced Harvesting" ......!!!
I am still very excited over the result shown after the force harvest exercise at Bukit Selambau, Kedah.
The percentage increase was 45% after two months.
It looks very simple to those who are new but let me share with you a few important things that you need to observe.
1) Before you carry out the forced harvesting exercise try to evaluate your BH conditions. Make sure your BH is in good health. What I meant by good health is that there are little troubles inside. Some good examples are:
a) your BH if free from any owl's visit
b) your BH is free from any kind of crawling predators such as cockroaches, ants, snakes and etc c) your BH internal temperature is within the recommended range (26*C-30*C).
d) your BH humidity is also within the recommended range (85%RH-95%RH).
2) If your BH needs any upgrades example increasing the number of tweeters, installation of fake nests, installation of additional nesting planks, CCTV systems installation and etc, do these thing first.
3) Get ready to a set of new sounds. Choose the best sound in your collection with the most number of birds attracted to it.
4) Make sure all your amplifiers will not fail during the next two months.
4) Once you finish the forced harvest operation you need to shut your BH for two months (minimum). Do not try to enter the BH during that period. Watch your BH activities from the outside or use your CCTV to see inside. Entering your BH during this two months period might reduce your nests increase numbers. The old tenants will come back however the new tenants will not tolerate your present inside.
I believed if you can observe these four important things you will easily see the 30-40% jump during the 3rd month.
For a new BH try not to carry out the forced harvest more than one time a year.
If your BH is very matured with more than 5000 nests inside, you might want to consider doing the forced harvest more than one time a year.
Please think carefully before carrying out this job and if I were you try to think of the most appropriate method to look after those young birds and those yet to hatch eggs.
If you do not have any method to breed those young baby birds please contact me for some help.
I am sure I can arrange to collect these babies and eggs and look after them.
Call 017 7551318 for advise and detail explanations on how to prepare your force harvesting plans.
at May 02, 2013