Latest findings before I start revamping this special BH at Belara Trengganu.
The number of next seems to have some increase not that much.
From 837 pieces about 5 months ago it moved up a bit to 900 pieces.
The nests were harvested only 3 times.
First harvest about 9 kg, second was 4.5 kg and most recent was 4.1 kg.
Since there was no one to look after or maintain the BH the harvesting operations were done without any specific direction.
From what was gathered nearly 70% of those nests harvested were corner shape nests.
There was no plan by the owner to do something to reduce this corner shaped nests.
The price of corner shape nests are about 300-600 rm per kg lesser as compared to 180* shaped nests.
One more observation was the nest's condition or spoiled nests.
One very clear thing that can be easily observed on many of these nests (those that were left ) was the bad condition of them.
Many (one out of five) seems to be showing some kind of deformities or broken (cracks) and so forth due to the BH being too dry.
These deformities will not only affect the nests value but also a kind of trap to those young birds.
Cracked nests formed a kind of trap that will catch those young birds feet and once stuck those babies will eventually die.
This led to the question why once they flew away they will refuse to return home to the house where they were hatched.
All the chicken coop humidifiers (6 units) were dead and rest (RIP) somewhere on the three floors.
The BH owner give very little attention to getting these humidifier up and running.
The more he take no notice about this BH wetness the more damage he is doing to this multi million dollars asset.
Have a good look at some of these pictures taken recently and as a BH owner you need to be more concern about your own BH.
If you find these kind of nests you need to give me a call.