(industrial fan to cool down the ceiling. Does it works?)
Lots of people think that building a Swiftlet farm is easy. That is very true they are absolutely right. All sorts of material are being used to build farm without understand the after effects. Zinc, Metal containers, Plastic or canvas canopy and so on being used or converted into farm.
They have forgotten the objective is to build a successful Swiftlet farm not just a Swiftlet farm. Anybody could build a swiftlet farm but to build a good swiftlet farm that would attract lots of swiftlets to stay and make nests is totally different from those that are made from Zinc, Metal containers, Plastic or canvas canopy and so on.
Perhaps many years ago that would be different where there were just few swiftlet farms around. Today with sheer competition farms that are not built properly left idle without nests.
So there is a different between building a swiftlet farm and a successful swiftlet farm. Do you think erecting a simple cheapest structure without taking consideration of the design, micro, materials and so on would help? Or it is solely to satisfy your urge of owning a swiftlet farm. For this, whether birds would stay and make nests has become secondary. I guess without realizing it is more of satisfying own urge of owning a farm.
The above Swiftlet farm belongs to Mr.T of Sarawak. He has tried his best to build a Swiftlet farm with the objective of erecting a building with zinc material with cheapest cost in mind ended up having micro problems. He is one of those with the objective of building swiftlet farm but not successful farm. The whole internal wall are made of Styrofoam to prevent heat but ended up having upside-down micro. I find it very artificial definitely a good farm is not built this way. I don’t like it emm.. So does bird………
He couldn’t understand why with such thick Styrofoam yet he still can’t control the micro. Well I had said many times Swiftlet farming is all about balance of everything. It doesn’t mean the more the better. It doesn’t mean you have thick insulation material you could control the micro it takes more than that.
Sometimes theoretically or in books it makes sense but in practical it cannot be applied in Swiftlet farm. This is one of the factors that all Swiftlet farmers should understand.
It has water sprinkler at the roof to cool down the farm, Orchard netting and even industrial fans but all didn’t help.
To me no matter how cheap it cost to build such farm if birds don’t stay it is useless. So does cost matter in such circumstances? Totally wasted.
Economically Mr.T had achieved in building a building but as for successful Swiftlet farm it is still a long way to go.
Mr.T’s farm is not the only one I have seen so far. I have visited many similar ones especially in Sarawak. I don’t know why perhaps the people from the Land of Hornbill enjoying trial and error which is the basis of success and a lesson that would be remember for life time.
Good Swiftlet Farming All. The Best is to Share
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