Thursday, December 11, 2014
Kuala Rompin BH: Waiting For Order To Proceed !!!
Just submitted my visit report and now let see if the owner accept my recommendations.
The report was about 11 pages complete with a list of recommendations, materials to purchase and various sketches.
My idea was to focus on two of the 4 floors.
This will cut the cost to renovate by 50%.
Once the two floors are running well he can look forward to convert the other two.
Use your income from the two converted floors to finance the second phase of conversion.
The top most floor will be shut down with a suitable wall directing those birds to the lower floors.
My plan is to erect a wall to prevent those birds from entering the nesting room on the 4th floor.
They will be forced to fly down to the lower floors via the LAL opening.
Next will be to cover the LAL on the 2nd floor in total.
They will not be allowed to enter the ground floor.
The number of nests if fully occupied inside the 3rd and 2nd floor is estimated to be about 8,960 or a total of 74 kilograms.
The amount is good enough for a monthly income of 24 kg a month (once the two floors are fully occupied).
This income can later be used to upgrade the BH for a larger nesting areas.
One very interesting recommendation to the owner is to engage a local steel fabricator to erect a monkey house above his top entry opening.
If he should carry out this recommendation, he will be the only unit with this kind of structure.
The additional structure will allow his BH external sound system to be installed higher then his neighbors.
Young swiftlet like those side entries more than the top entry type, I confirmed to the owner.
The monkey house will be with at least two entrance windows.
The main will be facing the flying path (in this case to the back) and the second towards the morning sun (to the front).
He might want to open one more window facing a BH with the most number of birds every evening i.e. to the side.
Maybe a mini bazooka facing the neighbor's rooftop will be great.
In my recommendation, I told him about the use of dual sounds both for the internal and external sounds.
The external will have two sounds and the internal with two different sounds.
What I need to do is to install those tweeters at the right location with two separate set of cables.
My mission is to make sure that his BH is the most attractive and more desirable.
Every bird that stays in this Eco-park (28 units) will be lured into this unit for a tour.
Once they enter their chance to move in should be above 50%.
Beside dual sounds (the most attractive sounds) there will be a lot of 90* corners, lots of fake nests, lots of waste wood corners and lots of super pheromone smell.
I will make sure their nesting rooms will be dark (2 feet apart and you cannot see each other).
Each renovated floors will be installed with two chicken coop humidifiers activated using a set of humidistat humidity sensor.
I encouraged the owner to install a lightning auto starter. Every time when the fuse box trip the auto starter will activate the current within 30 seconds.
Last but not the least is a set of owl protection unit.
An inverter with suitable bare wires will be installed to discourage those owls from entering the three windows.
The data room will be located on the second floor since he reported that the area was flooded once with water rising to almost one meter high.