( Double layered brick and Styrofoam)
The Swiftlet farm that I am building for my reader in P.D is almost completed. Time passes fast. From an old bungalow before now totally a new swiftlet farm.
Initially the owner wanted to build a Swiftlet farm next to this old bungalow which is located in an orchard of 5 acres land, but when I did a visit, I discovered that it is cheaper and better to convert the Old bungalow into a Swiftlet farm. It has more advantages to convert this bungalow than building a new one.
Since it is an old building and it has been there for many years birds have got used to the structure and it existence. If a new building is to be erected it would take a while for the birds to get used to it. Therefore it is common for new standalone to take a longer time to attract birds to stay.
By converting the old bungalow into Swiftlet farm to the birds structurally it has not changed much. During the period of construction there were many birds circling above and some even came near to observe.
Though it was a single storey farm but the size is equivalent to a 20x75ft double storey Swiftlet farm. By doing this it creates a bigger area per floor so that the birds could easily fly and maneuver.
All the walls are double layered with Styrofoam for insulation to control the internal environment. As we were inside the farm it feels so cooling. Before this it was so hot inside. Those workers complained they can’t sleep at night because of the heat. Now they need blankets to sleep.
If the weather is good by March the sound could be switched on. So far I am satisfied with the works and the good workmanship.
Will updated the installation of nesting planks later when the installation is done.
Good Swiftlet Farming All. The best is to Teach and Share.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.