Last week I was invited to do a land survey by Mr.C of the Northern of Selangor. Mr.C wanted to build a Stanlone on his 4 acre land which is near the mangrove area. Currently a small part of the land is being utilized for fish raring. The remainder of the land has been left idle and he thinks it is a waste and since there are so many people doing Swiftlet farming must well he joins in.
But Mr.C is smart, knowing there are so many farms here he knew the competition would be stiff and any mistake make would be costly.
He told me “James I have to make sure everything is being done properly from the start. I don’t want to build a stanlone ended up without nests. I have seen many of my friends’ farms empty for many years. That is why I engaged you”.
I was there to see the landscape and the wind condition. By understand this it would help me to position the entrance hole and the whole building. Since this land is located near the sea I have to take consideration of the wind in my designing.
So the Birds Landing Factor is very important. It is just like an Airport. The size, the length and the position of the runway are influenced by the size of the plane (number of plane), the wind condition, and the surrounding areas and so on.
Well anybody could build a Stanlone but to build one that will attract birds to stay is not easy.
This area is good and very potential for Swiftlet farming. Thru experience we don’t even need to do the birds test. We could see and feel the place is right. There are plentiful of green here.
After spending hours there and explained my findings to Mr.C I am almost exhausted. Then we headed to a small shop for a drink.
I personally like this area it is very potential provided a good standalone is being built. Otherwise it would be just another huge farm with no nests.
Enjoy the pictures!
Good Swiftlet farming All. The best is to teach and share!
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