Of course most would like to be in the 10-15% side but it is not easy. Furthermore now many coming into this industry without having basic knowledge. Most relied on C.......... to have their farm built.
2-3 year thereafter complaining about their failed farm and their investment gone. I wonder when they entrusted the C...... to do their farm did they complain then? If no, then why now?
( 3 years +, failed farm with 30 nests. Renovation cost 100K & uncounted $$ of rectification works).
It is not that hard to have a successful farm , all you need to do is to think like a Swiftlet...ha..ha.ha.
If you tried to be smart and think like a genius I bet you will fail. There is no Rocket scientist needed to run a successful farm.The most important factor is understanding of the Micro of your farm. There are many of them. One of the Micro factor is Hormone Aroma. The Hormone Aroma will attract birds to stay in your farm and encourage them to mate and make nests.
The more they stay the higher chances they will make nests. Knowing the characteristics of Swiftlet live in colonies so if the Hormone smell could attract a colony to stay more will follow.
But getting the right Hormone smell is not easy often unavailable. That is why most C.... advised people to put bird's shit in farms. This is to attract birds to stay often the smell doesn't last. The smell from bird's shit is totally different from the Hormone smell.. so one has to think like a birds not like a genius.
( Double Deck Nests One On top the other. Very successful farm. I guarantee you the owner is not a Rocket scientist).
If you understand the basic and the factors affecting the Micro conditions, having a good swiftlet farm like the one in the picture is not impossible.
If you observed closely you will noticed Swiftlets like to flock together and even they build nests they tend to build them very close to each other.
This is because when both adults birds mate or making nests they will produce a scent (hormone Aroma) from their bodies. This scent will stimulate any young birds around and encourage then to find a partner. Therefore sometimes you will see 4 -5 swiftlets clinching on to a single nest.
I guess the more the merrier. So having the right Hormone Aroma is decisive especially for new farms that want to attract birds to stay at their farms and make nests.
A good Hormone Aroma prevents young birds from leaving your farm for other new farms. This is to prevent bird's population to drop in old farms. So it is advantage to have Enhanced Hormone smell in your farm.