Merging a new farm with an old successful farm is not easy but can be done. There are many cases where swiftlets from an old farm that harvesting many good kgs of nests reluctant to fly or stay at the new extended farm even after few years.
I have seen quite few of such situations. This is common. One may copy or duplicate the exact layout of the old farm or using back the same sound, etc but birds still reluctant to fly in to the extended new building to nest.
I recon, the reason being is uneasy accessibility. If the extended new wing is hard for the birds to access then it will take a long time for them to adapt thus not building nests. The layout or the design of the new wing should be done in a way that it tricks the birds that the new wing has been there for long time.
Some farmers are practicing prolong adaptation. This is not to frighten the birds. Commonly when the new wing or the adjacent block is completed the inter-hole between the old and the new building is not opened in full. A 1x1ft inter-hole is opened initially and gradually after 2-3 months the inter-hole size is opened large and larger till it accommodates the growing numbers of switlets in the farm.
Correctly putting the inter-hole that connects between the old farm and new farm is very important. If placed on the wrong area then birds will not fly into the new building.
Many would opt for such practice rather than building another new farm next to the old successful farm. Even though you may use back the same sound the same design layout but chances of having many swiftlets to occupy the new farm is slower than merging and old farm with new one.
Many believe that pre-war building has higher chances of success when comes to farming. Therefore pre-war buildings were transformed into farm and later when the population increased a new wing is built.
Well I can tell you that is true. The reason is pre-war building has a better micro condition control than the current new building with low roof and zinc roof.
Pre-war buildings are of 100% good clay bricks compared to current ones that use sand bricks for cost saving. Their walls are thicker at least double the thickness and there are many more advantages……..
So if you want to extend your farm make sure the materials use if not better at least it is on par with the pre-war building.
If you know how to do it is not that hard to entice the birds from one farm to another. In fact even colonies could be enticed to different sections of farm. This how we expand the population of swiftlet in farms.
Good farming All!
合併一個新和成功的舊燕屋農場是不容易的但是可以做到。 有許多案件，從一個舊燕屋農場的收穫好幾公斤的窩，燕子就是不肯飛行或停留在在新延長的燕屋農場，過了好幾年。 我看了相當多的這些情況。 這是普通的。 一些也許複製舊燕屋農場或使用同一個聲音等等，但是燕子就是不飛行到延長新的燕屋築窩。
有些燕屋主實踐延長適應。 這是為了不嚇唬燕子。 通常，當新的燕屋或毗鄰完成，在舊和新的燕屋之間的入口孔沒有打開。 最初打開1x1ft入口孔，並且逐漸在2-3個月以后，入口孔是被打開的更大，它在燕屋農場容納燕子的增加。
許多相信戰前大樓有更高的成功机會。 所以將戰前大樓改成燕屋農場，並且，當燕子數量增加了，一個新的燕屋將被修造。 原因是戰前大樓有更好控制的屋内環境，比與低屋頂和鋅屋頂的當前新的大樓。
如果您會做，它是不艱苦的，誘惑燕子從一個燕屋農場到另一個燕屋農場。 实际上，甚至合群地誘惑到燕屋農場的不同的部分。 這我們如何擴展燕屋農場燕子的數量。大家有好燕屋!