He had started his farm for more than 5 months. His complain was no birds. Then I asked him what about bird dropping? His answer was " no , only few patches ".
He was very uncomfortable with the one who he entrusted to build his farm. The cost was 100k for a 2 storey shop.
Every time when he asked him why there are no birds staying? His reply was "success comes with patient and u thing this is rearing chicken meh" you have to wait lah!
When I observed the farm I noticed that there are many pillars in it. There were these steel beams
that supported the roof were erected in the middle of the farm to support the concrete ceiling.
This is not advisable as the Swiftlet may knock on them while flying as the Swiftlet echolocation
may not be able to detect these pillars.
This is one of the limitation of his farm. The pillars also blocking and preventing a good flying path. That's why after trying the farm for a while the Switlets decided to leave and never came back again.
Secondly the ventilation holes were placed at the inappropriate place and only few VHs in the farm of 100 feet long, could you imagine that. This will affect the temperature and the humidity of the farm.
(the bird dropping in this picture was placed by the person he entrusted to build his farm. Look at the pillars, one is right in the middle of the entrance. The Swiftlet head sure "bengkak")
The bird chirping sound was not attractive enough to encourage young birds to stay so does the external sound. Besides that there were too few tweeters in his farm.
For that size of farm it should have more. Wrong type of tweeters were used in his farm. He has no idea of what is to be used in the farm.
So I have to advise him on this and recommended a set of external & internal sound for his farm and at the same time advised him where to place the Ventilation holes to accommodate the micro environment.
I also explained to him the criteria of a good and successful farm and many more advises which I could not mentioned all here.
Hope my advise will help his farm to attract more birds and building nest in the shortest time. Poor guy, I guess he would learn a lot from this experience. Good Luck to him.
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