I knew I could not postpone it anymore as calls and messages came in everyday reminded me of the appointment. Well there I was, one beautiful morning at Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
This small town is not unfamiliar to me. I had built quite a number of Swiftlet farms here with many hitting more than 4000 nests now. I guess this is why I was invited to save this farm.
There are many errors and problems in this Swiftlet farm. Below are just a fraction of the whole problems.There are more which I didn't put it up here. These are the very basic ones that the owner should know if he wants to continue to be in the Swiftlet farming business.
5) Too few tweeters. As I had mentioned before, everything must be in balance. Too few it won't attract Swiftlets to build nests. Too many it confuses the birds. For this Swiftlet farm it is definitely too few tweeters. Tweeter doesn't cost much. If one could spend tens of thousands of ringgit to convert it into a Swiftlet farm what is few hundred ringgit for tweeters.
I guess the decision didn't come from the owner as he knows very little about Swiftlet farming. It came from the one who built the farm for him. It's all about cost saving. It seems the consultant concerns more about cost saving than building a successful Swiftlet farm for his customer.
When they are circling an area, at the opposite of the circle where they started. Their heads will be facing the opposite direction. In order to attract them to stay and build nest it is important to have some Tweeters facing different direction. ( for reference please refer to previous articles on sound system formation)
Swiftlets had tried to stay and build nests as I had witnessed a large number of Swiftlet entering the farm but the current condition has prevented them to do so.
Now I have to come out with a revamp plan to turn it around. After the evaluation of the Micro and Macro. I am very confident within a couple of months the nests growth would increase to double.
The Swiftlets are already there by thousands it is a matter of making them to stay. It is a gold pot and no one knows what to do with it all this while.
Good Swiftlet Farming All!
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