( Beautifully done bungalow. It is a swiftlet farm for those who couldn't notice)
It is a good location as Kuala Kurau and Bagan Serai are not too far from here. These two areas which is muddy mangrove provide good vegetation for birds. If your farm is located here the chances are that within few years having few kgs of nest is very possible. Provided you farm is swiftlet friendly.`
( all are farms "imagine yours is one of them")
Mr. Reader had contacted me a couple of times, finally I was free and decided to visit his farm and revive it. His farm is located in a good area his neighbor across the road is harvesting easily 10 kgs and above every month. Unfortunately for Mr. Reader after almost 2 years he has got only less than 20 nests.
There must be something wrong with his farm. Many wonder why farms nearby or across the road could produce so many nests and yet this one failed?
Most Readers who called me always say “my farm is ok and good, everything I checked is at acceptable level, but when I asked them how many nests? Their replies were after 3 years only 15 nests some no nests at all, most are located in prime area"
So with the numbers of nest it clearly indicated trouble. Mr. Reader was a nice person he explained to me about his experiences in farming. He said he should have started it 10 years ago but hesitated it. Every time when some of his friends tell him about how Swiftlet farming could generated huge income he laughed at them. He said at that time there were not many farms and it is much easier then.
It took him 10 years later to believe and realize that Swiftlet farming is a Multi-Million Rm business. Ha..ha..ha.. Nothing is too late!
Mr. Reader was a creative person, his farm was done solely by him of course the bricks works, etc was by the Indon workers but the whole concept was by him without engaging any consultant. His nesting planks are of the famous SWO-2 imported from Indon.
He had read many books from here he took the task by himself. It was sad too see that his farm failed. I told him to have a successful farm it takes more than just reading books or attending seminars.
When I entered his farm it was clearly observed that the farm's design failed. It is not Swiftlet friendly. This prevented birds to venture farther into other parts of the farm. Even with the Swo-2 planks it won't help.
As I went up to the 2 floor and look around the roving. The positioning of the entrance hole was wrong and it was located at position that is hard for birds to enter. All these prevent birds to fly into the farm. This is totally not swiftlet friendly.
(this is the golf resort I stay ,tranquility with nature)
I noticed many limitations in his farm and explained to him one by one the reason behind it. I told him that he needs to rectify them immediately if he wants to turn around his farm.
No point of waiting, another month, or years the un- revived farm will stay remain the same if nothing is to be done. If revived within a short period it would shows improvement.
Well he understood what I mean. The next day I was taken around the area. It was indeed a good place for farming. He was very happy that I have showed him the problem that he had been long for. If you don’t know the problem then how could you solve it?