During our conversation he asked me about the criteria of a good farms and I explained to him. I asked him how many farms he has? He replied 2 & a half, and the half one is a stand alone and its under construction.
I probed him about inter-hole, the entrance, the specification of the farms,etc. He was totally lost. I explained to him the important of the above, he was surprised that he didn't know that there are so many things one has to look in to before starting the construction works of a farm.
He immediately asked my permission to stop our conversation. Then I asked him why? He cried I have to call my contractor to stop work now or it will be too costly if they had poured the concrete. My god! I replied you better do that.
So after a while he called me again, he said luckily he had spoken with me or else there will be mistake and it will be costly.
So he invited me to visit his Stand Alone farm. To my surprise as I had mentioned non experience farmers are more daring. The farm was built with the 1st floor height of 24 ft. The reason was to prevent theft. I asked what if there is no nests in your farm after 3-5 years would the theft thing still relevant to you? He laughed.
( can you see the height of the 1st floor?)
So why worrying about thieves when one can't even create a good farms that have plenty of nests. It is logically that no nests there will automatically be no thieves. So no worries for now.
So which is more important? I guess those who think like a swiftlet would have the answer.
It was a 40 ft x 80ft , 3 storey farm. I was wondering do we really need such a big farm? No point having big farms if it can't attract birds to make nest.
With the 40ft structure it has to have pillars in the middle. I personally do not favor pillars in farm as Swiftlet could bang on it. I would prefer to do a 25 ft one and stretched it longer instead.
In this case you don't need pillars in farms.
(the owner & I standing at the construction site of his 3 storey farm)
(done by a trusted person, the side facing the Sun, West..)