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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018

Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
Calling for participants to this special Swiftlet Farming Seminar to be held in Sandakan, Sabah. You will be given the opportunity to learn and at same time to enter two BHs plus how to prepare MV3 aroma, Seminar will be held at Sandakan Hotel, Sandakan Sabah. For detail please PM 0177551318

Sunday, August 9, 2015

BH Visit: Somewhere in Melaka !!!

(A row of shop houses converted into swiftlet farm)

After my first visit at this person BH in Lukut he now wanted me to take a good look at his 2nd BH located somewhere in Taman Merdeka Raya Melaka.

I took about 1 hour and 20 minutes to find the place from Kuala Lumpur.

Well as usual I took about 45 minutes to track on what can be wrong with his 2nd BH.

His main complain was that the nests number stop increasing after hitting about 80 nests or so.

I remember his words on how he bought this BH from is brother in law.

He thought it was a straight forward and simple to reactivate the BH.

He never knew that there were more to it.

Beside the sudden drop in the number of birds in his area, his BH seems to face many other problems that he was not able to understand.

I managed to list the following:

1) There was not a single nest at the back of the nesting room.

I told him that the main reason why there was not have something to do with the way those partition walls were erected.

The current walls are not helping those wild birds to find their way into the last nesting room.

 The moment they entered the window they need to twist and turn to reach the targeted location and I don't think they like the idea.

A very common mistake but most BH owners have no idea why.

2) The main entrance window located at the top entry area was wrongly located.

I told him that if you care to look carefully the moment those wild birds enter the window they are facing the opposite direction where the first door is located.

You are asking them to make a 180 degrees turn to enter you nesting room.

This is not a good way to welcome them.  He should make life a bit easier for his tenants.

3) Something tells me that his LAL is not well completed.

If you want more birds to fly down to the ground floor you need to draw them down, I told him.

The current method is not well done and the chance to attract new couples to come downstairs
 is slim.

 Main reason being the LAL areas were not adequately fix with external sound tweeters.

During my inspection there was only one miserable tweeter that was functioning around the LAL mouth.  How do you expect them to find their way down?

4) I Was not impressed with the number of tweeters at the top entry areas.

He should realized that his BH was in a vicinity of so many other BHs.

They compete with him.

If he wanted to lure more birds above his top entry area is to pull them over with more tweeters.

He should make sure the hexagonal tweeter are properly fixed, the water proof tweeters on the top entry mouth are well installed and perhaps a few workable medium range bazookas.

One pointing to the nearest BH with the most number of birds returning home and the other perhaps towards their flying back path.

5) All his internal sound tweeters need some kind of reorientation or perhaps replacement.

Many of us do not realized how important are those internal sound tweeters.

For a new or lowly populated BH you need to depend on these gadgets.

They are your main attraction to those birds that entered and stay at your BH during the night.

They will usually cling to this tweeters and the sound that you played will make them feel safe.

 After a number of nights they will start laying their territorial marking preventing others from taking over.

If you are lucky they will soon erect their first nest.

So you will realized that this internal sound tweeter is in a way help those birds to start their first nest.

What I am trying to make you realize is that this gadget must be properly installed facing the right direction.

Try not to suka suka install them without any idea how they will help you with your tenants.

Very few tweeters and are not precisely installed.

6) He did installed a number of fake nests in one of the room however Not very impressive ???

I mentioned to him about the important of fake nests in new BHs or BHs with little nests.

He tried to install however I was not very happy on how they were installed.

When we install those fake nests we must know its reasons and where the precise location should be.

The should not be too big and not too small.

These were just a few things that I can write but as usual there are more to report.

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