This Bh belongs to a reader of mine Mr.T from Sarawak. He has few swiftlets farms, the 1st one was successful and subsequently those built later don’t seem to attract many birds after many months.
He is confused and didn’t know what to do and wondering why the same design and same material used but the result was totally different.
The Temperature is 23-31dg and Rh is about 80%. The planks have fungus problem. Well from my simple observation there were many things not properly done or he had never thought of it.
Many people own successful farms without knowing the actual reason behind it. When you asked them the reasons and the things they had done that contributed to the success of their farms they are unable to answer or tell you. Most of us would thought that they are trying to hide the secret from us but the actual fact is that they themselves don’t know the reason behind it.
That is why the 1st farm is good and the subsequent ones failed.
After observing the farm the flaws were:
1) 23-31Dg is considered very unstable environment
2) Painting the farm black
3) Too many Vent- Holes
4) Small pillars in farm
5) Too few Ext Tweeters
6) Too few Tweeters at second –hole
7) Wrong formation of Inter-Tweeters (all face one side)
8) Wall insulation is a problem
9) Using water as a means to cool down farm (water is for RH purposes not Cooling down)
10) Entrance-hole too near the wall
11) Farm design failed (sorry can’t show the design here as requested by the owner)
12) Many more……
Mr.T may have achieved what he wanted “Cost” but at the end the farm doesn’t attract birds.
What is the point of having an extremely cheap farm which is not conducive enough for birds to stay and make nests? It’s equivalent to dumping the money in to a river.
There are many Swiftlet farms like this mushrooming everyday that is why the failure rate is going up.
Of cause not all cheaply built farms are not successful, there are quite handfuls of extremely cheap farms that are successful but most of them have very good internal control.
Good Swiftlets Farming All! Best is to Advise and Share.
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