Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Something That I Learned From A Forestry Officer From Sabah !!!
While attending a workshop organized by Jabatan Veterinar at Fleminggo hotel I set beside an old friend who happened to be from Sabah.
I met him a couple of times in Sabah during a couple of Swiftlet Seminars organized by some friends.
We have some good exchange of latest developments in swiftlet farming and he showed me his latest BH video clip.
This was what happened next.
"Harry if not because of my release of young birds inside this BH it was totally not working." he explained.
What do you meant by that? I asked him.
Well what he did was to release a number of young birds (about 100) for about three times at night.
He collected these young birds that were about to fly out for the first time and transfer them into his BH on the ground floor.
On the next morning many of these young birds will start taking their first flight off.
They will fly out by following the morning light and will usually return to the same house in the evening (according to him).
There will be some that will need some additional time.
Those that do not fly away you need to feed them about 2-3 times a day.
Once they take their first flight out there is no need to feed them.
Usually they will no longer eat on the last two days before they fly.
After conducting the "Translocation" his BH started to change its fate.
They started to return and at the same time bring home their friends or partners.
Many others wild birds that flew closed to his BH will start to come in to join the fun.
I look at this new and interesting idea as a kind of a very good method to perhaps help those BHs that are empty or with not so many birds population.
If we can follow this simple idea we can perhaps help to populate our BH.
I therefore would like those who experience some problem in populating your BH to adopt this simple technique.
I am sure it will be hard in the beginning but soon after you mastered the proper technique you will be able to populate you slow moving or empty BH.
Best of luck to all.
Call me if you have any question on how to start this idea,
My contact number is 017 7551318.