Sunday, August 4, 2013
Why Polygamous !!!
I finally met this BH owner who claimed that swiftlet are polygamous.
His side of the story was something like this.
"Mr T, what makes you feel that swiftlet are polygamous?" my question to him.
"Very simple, I have only 100 birds inside my BH however the number of nest is more than 60. Assuming 10% of the 100 are young birds so the matured birds are only 90. How come the nests are 60? If they are monogamous there should be only 45 nests, right?" he was stressing his point.
He seems to have a strong point there and I have to agree why he was so sure that swiftlet are polygamous.
I am not sure if there are any body out there who will challenge his claim.
At the moment I have to agree with him.
Hmmm he seems to have a very very strong point.
He showed two of his BHs with nothing much inside, I mean not humidifiers, no fake nests, little tweeters and no VIP rooms.
His two BHs have two entrance holes. One for the ground floor and the other for the top floor.
Its monkey house areas were with no hexagonal tweeters.
During this inspection visit I recommended a few things which I drew on the wall in front of his employee who was carrying out the revamp works.
He sound very professional enough to carry out the ratification and I tested a few sounds.
The best for the 1st BH was the "SuperVac" while the second unit was the "Pukau".
Both units were inside palm oil plantation.
The second unit was very closed to a successful BH.
The owner seems to be very strong with his idea about making sure that the entrance hole area must be without any trees blocking.
He sacrificed a good number of matured palm oil trees to make sure that the space are big enough for those birds to hoover around before they enter his BH.
He seems to have the knowledge about swiftlet farming but his views were all taken from those blogs.
Any way he admitted that he erected his two BHs by just following those blogs.
He now realized that reading those blogs alone will not assured you with a good BH.
All you need is adequate field experiences.
The best is to have someone with experiences to guide you.
Well his big problem is where and who can be his guide?
Most successful BH owners will not want to share their practical or field experiences.
Well his only choice for now is Pak Harry.
I told him that I will drop by next week to check on the renovation progress.
Reminded him to wet the floor using those chicken coop humidifier activated with an auto sensor.
He agreed to have them installed next week.