I received many emails regarding the slope at the Dog kennel that pushes wind into deeper parts of the farm. Many people go for such design because they do not understand well enough the behavior of Swiftlet and the farm’s enviroment. (How they fly, what they like and dislike in term of micro and so on.)
Swiftlet farming is not captivity breeding. Swiftlets are free to come in and out of farms and roam the sky. It is unlike chicken or goat farming which once a coop is built we can force them to stay in any parts of the coop we want.
In Swiftlet farming it cannot...I repeat it cannot be forced. We cannot force the nature hence we can’t force Swiftlets to stay. That is why you may have done the best of farm somehow if the Swiftlets find that it’s doesn’t suit them then they will not stay and make nests.
You need to understand beyond what books and seminars taught you. A common sense would tell you that you cannot and will not over night make money from Stock market after reading a book on stocks investment that you purchased from a bookshop. Neither after completed a business course and the next few months you would earn few hundred thousand.
Swiftlet farming is related to nature therefore if we want to understand or find a solution to a problem we must first look at how nature interrelated to the micro, the birds, etc.
Well most who made mistake in farm’s design and micro management didn’t take into consideration of other factors that are interrelated. That means whenever one factor is changing, it would also affect the other.
We can’t force the nature so we can’t force the birds to fly where we want. All we could do is to accommodate what Swiftlets want rather than what we wanted. Therefore by understand such nature we could build a farm that is suitable for Swiftlets.
Most would build farm rely on own perception. It is very much doing for themselves rather than for Swiftlets. So it is uncommon to see many failed farms.
One could be a well known person or have many years of experiences in Swiftlet farming but if he has not grasped the in-depth understand between those factors then he would subject to mistake also.
Good Swiftlet Farming All!