This was the Swiftlet farm I revamped few months back. I did write about it few months back. It was one of the worse Swiftlet farm I had ever seen, with all wires dangling, very shabby farm using the thinnest plywood as partitions, all walls are not insulated. The design is so terrible that a 7 years old boy could do better.
That’s not all, all tweeters were wrongly positioned. The owner can’t even distinguish between internal sound and external sound.
The temperature was 38dg and the Rh is way below 50% and the owner didn’t do anything about it other than wait.
The contractor charges an expensive fee but provides lousy work and equipments .This is how they made extremely high profit.
After 2 years everything revealed, as usual no birds, few nests and so on then only the owner started to worry.
I was asked to revamp this farm. In fact I hate revamping farm. Because it is a job of cleaning the SHIT left over by other contractor/consultant.
The Owner claimed that he has huge collection of Swiftlet farming books from all over South East Asia. He reads them repeatedly many times, has attended many seminars but he didn’t know the problem of his farm..
Surprisingly when I spoke to him about Swiftlets, how they choose their farm for roosting and prefer the type of farm. The owner was totally lost. He told me this is the first time someone has spoken to him about this.
Anyway after revamping, the shabby farm has turned in to a Good Swiftlet farm. Now they are birds staying and making nests on those Styrofoam.
So no points of waiting something have to be done. You may wait one year 3 years or even 5 years. If you have not got it right no matter how long you wait the birds just don’t make nests.
Get the basic right first then only take about the nests.
80% Swiftlet farm can’t get the basic right. I guess many would agree with me.
Good Swiftlet farming All!