This hinted to me that they can't find their way out. Young Swiftlets that just learned to fly do not have the ability to navigate in total darkness. They have yet to develop the clicking sound (Echolocation) to navigate out from the dark area.
These young birds relied very much on the glare of light to lead them to fly around. I am sure many of you had encountered incident where birds charging to your headlight or flash light when you are inside the farm.
This evidently shows light density is vital for the survival of young birds. If they can't find their way around or back to their nests they will die of exhaustion of flying.
So when a person tells you that it is compulsory to have your Swiftlet farm the darker the better, you know how well he knows Swiftlet farming. (Knowledge near zero).
Often these are the people who had being building Swiftlet farms for people for many years. This is why the successful rate of Swiftlet farming remains at 20%. ( 80% failed).
The design of a Swiftlet farm encapsulate everything, from control of light density to easy maneuvering for young birds. It is one of the most important aspect of successful Swiftlet farming
For this particular Swiftlet farm, the internal Design failed. I don't agree with having a gap at the lower part of the partition though I had seen many Swiftlets farms adopting such design. It causes more harm than good.
They claimed, it is for Movement of air and Ventilation purposes. Isn't we have the Ventilation holes to do that. Secondly we don't encourage Movement of Air inside Swiftlet farm. So isn't this contradicting?
There large number of Swiftlets come to his Swiftlets farm everyday but only few would stay. Look at the Swiftlets dropping marks. All these are from young Swiftlets. They are from other people's farms. If this Swiftlets farm could capture 30% of it he would be laughing to the bank. Unfortunately that was not the case. Not only this Swiftlet farm is unable to capture other people's birds, it can't even retain its own young birds.
Can you count the tweeter? Obviously yes. I guess each floor has less than 20 tweeters. The owner replied, " Sifu said no need so many tweeters one."
If this guy can be a Sifu with such skill then all who read my blog could be Sifu too. Am I right?.
It should have at least 80 tweeters. Strategically placing them at the corners as Swiftlets like building nests at corners.
The pictures show most tweeters ( below or next ) have nests near them. It indicates the important of Internal sound in a Swiftlet farm. This is very basic of Swiftlet farming but it is not being practiced in this Swiftlet farm..
There are tonnes of problems in this Swiftlet farm. I explained every each and single problem to the owner. I told him how these problems arise and how they can be solved. It is a one to one guide making sure he understand it so that he could manage it himself without relying on others.
As we all could see from the pictures, we can not deny that people with such skill are building Swiftlet farms for others and claimed to be Sifu.
Good Swiftlet Farming All!
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