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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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wise To Relook At Your BH !!!

At this time of the year I think you should re look at your BH and perhaps carry out some upgrading works.

It can be as simple as changing your old tweeters or maybe install a big monkey house above your opened roof system.

The point here is you should find out what you think is happening to your BH and see if you can ensure that it will be conducive to those old and new young birds.

If your BH just crossed its third year, I think you need to think of suitable methods to wet your BH.

You need to do so if you wish to ensure that those young birds that your BH produced will return once they flew out from your BH.

Be rest assured that if you do nothing, there will be a very great chance that that will be the last time they became your tenants.

The next important thing that you might want to look closely about your main entrance hole.

Is it facing those birds flying home path?

Maybe due to some very professional BH owner whose BH was on the opposite site of your BH is fully occupied and it might have change the flying home path.

Stay back in the evening and look at the sky and determine where are they flying.

If they are coming towards your main entrance hole you are pretty safe.

However if they have change direction, I think you need to quickly do some drastic change.

Once their flying path changed there will be lesser birds approaching your main entrance hole.

What about your BH sound system?

Are all those timers running on time?

Are all the amplifiers functioning as if they were first installed?

If you take a walk on each floor can you hear that something is not right since there was no external or internal sound at that particular location?

What about those humidifiers and it control system?

Maybe you should upgrade your external sounds.

If you know that there are some new gadgets that are proven to be very powerful to attract those young birds, would you consider to use them?

Have you power supply be consistently trip?

What about those predators?

Maybe you should look into installing some new owl traps.

These questions need answers.

If your BH is badly in need of upgrading do it now.

If you need some help call 0177551318





Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ajil BH: The Roving Areas Inside Its Monkey House Was Too Big !!!

I was going through my visit report on Ajil BH owned by a lady.

While up in the monkey house roving areas I told the owner that his monkey house roving areas was too big.

The dimension was 20 feet by 20 feet that makes it 400 square feet.

I have observed, many times, their behaviors when they enter out monkey house.

What we expect is that they should fly in at the roving area and soon after they will enter our BH nesting room.

That was not always right.

When you roving area, in this case inside the Monkey House, is too big they tend to play longer then what is expected from them.

I give the estimate that out of 10 that enter maybe 2-3 might fly inside.

What happen to the rest 8-7 of the 10?

They will simply find their way out and will keep doing that until they become tired of the new sound we played.

So it defeat the purpose of having too large a roving area.

What I suggested to the BH owner was to reduce the size by half.

My idea was to erect a wall and turn the excess areas into insect breeding areas.

The new wall will have a proper door to access the roof and at the same time opened a window about 2 feet by 2 feet to allow morning light to enter the BH.

It will look something like these sketches.





The owner seems to be very happy with my new design.

The idea of breeding insect inside the excess areas was something which she never thought off.

Well I doubt if she even know that there is this insect breeding method.

Well let see if she learn how to mix the insect food.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ajil BH: Finished My Visit Report 40 Pages !!!


(New location and this time facing the bird's flying home path)

Took a number of hours to compile the visit report.

Very usual that after site visit I will pen down what I observed and what need to be done to reactivate every BH.

The owner was quite surprised when I told her how many pages it was.

My main focus was on her main entrance hole.

I proposed the change of its location.

Currently it is facing the opposite direction plus the fact that it was covered with some kind of steel grills with miniature windows.

The best is to move the hole to the wall that is facing the bird's flying home direction.

There are a number of reasons why but most important is to blast the sound direct towards them when they are flying home.

Just imagine a couple of miles away they can pick up your BH external sound and will maneuver their direction towards it.

It will be better if a long range tweeter like bazooka is placed near the LMB hole.

The other reason, also as important as the first, is when these birds are flying home they are usually have a full belly or full stomach.

Will full stomach they tend to spend more time playing at your BH especially when your BH plays a nice or a powerful external sound.

Just imagine during a rainy day, there will be a lot of food for them to feast upon.

Once full they might want to come back home early.

If they should pass your BH with its tweeters facing them, I am very sure they will spend a lot of hours playing around or perhaps enter and exist your entrance hole a couple of times.

If you are lucky they might enter straight inside and suddenly fell in love with it.

You need to carefully think about this and I am sure it makes a lot of senses.

I was chatting on whatsapp application a moment ago where a new member was registered.

He introduced himself and informed the group about his BH status.

He posted one picture.

I asked him how many entrance hole was his BH with.

His answer was three.

My next question was very interesting.

Which entrance hole those birds like most?

I already know the exact answer but I wanted to teach a small lesson to those that apposed my idea about facing the right direction.

Pak Harry, the hole that face the direction of flight home is the most active.

Right on the dot.

What I did was to as those who wanted to argue about it to challenge me again.

I am sure I am right because I have learn so much from the many many years in this field.

Take my word the right direction of your main entrance hole is towards the birds flying home direction.

Not the opposite.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ajil BH: The Main Entrance Hole Was Covered With Steel Grill !!!





Not a very intelligent method of stopping those owls.

It is something like you are angry with those mosquito and you burned your mosquito nets.

There must be some other methods to keep those owls from entering your BH.

To install thick grills with very small holes from your precious swiftlet to enter to me is not right.

You need to think more about the likes and dislikes of your special tenants while at the same time you need to choose as many choices that can deter those owls.

I disagree with this grill method.

You not only shoo away the owls but more important is that you also keep those swiftlet away.

It is more like putting a door on the LMB where both predators and your swiftlet cannot enter your BH.

Try to think or list every other methods that can stop or deter those owls from entering.

1) Maybe install flash light using motion sensor.

2) Maybe install some kind of electrical shock to make those owls scared to set foot on your BH.

3) Maybe you put those long and sharp wires at the main entrance hole.

4) Maybe you might want to install a few long poles infront of your main entrance area and you smear them with rat glue.

5) Maybe you might install an owl trap inside your monkey house walls.

6) May be you locate those areas that those owl will land when they enter your monkey house and you put glue on them.

7) May be you regularly engage a local sharp shooter to shoot them every few weeks.

8)  Maybe you want to install a radio that will be switched on from 7:15 pm to morning playing an Indian channel that don't stop talking.

There are many more ways and you need to think a replacement .

Installing a grill with small holes is not the right solution.