Which is more important? Preventing people from breaking into your new Swiftlet farm or attracting as many birds as possible to fly into the Bh to build nests at the shortest period of time.
To most the first one which is preventing people from breaking in is most important even though the Bh is new or without a single nest.
This is more of a psychology effect of the Bh’s owner which cause problem to his Bh without realising it. You may have the best security system or preventive gadgets but if birds don’t build nests in your Bh then your few hundred K Bh is burned. You can brag about how good the security system of your Bh to your friends but deep inside you are crying.
The above pictures is a new Farm, the owner already installed the bard wire even before switching on the sound. It is not wrong to install them but make sure it doesn’t obstruct the flying path of the birds.
Having wires too close to the Entrance hole poses threat as the birds would avoid flying into the Bh. The biggest threat is during home coming at dusk they may hit the bard wire.
Bard wire circling the whole entrance hole would frighten birds, what more this is a new farm. The birds are finding hard time for good landing. Perhaps circling above the entrance -hole few rounds and turn away and never come back.
It shows that owner lack understanding of what should be installed around the Entrance hole and what shouldn’t be there.
The owner should ask himself is he investing into security system or Edible birds’ Nests business.
To all Swiftlet Farmers don’t forget your objective, please stay focused if you want to be successful in Swiftlet farming.
Good Swiftlet Farming All!.