There are barely 20 tweeters in this Swiftlet farm. It is not surprised, people still build this kind of Swiftlet farm. It is recommended 80 -120 tweeters for a size of 20x70ft (subjected to the planking design) .There are no corner boards on the planks, reason Swiftlets like 90dg corner. Well if what they said it true then this Swiftlet farm should have few hundred nests by now.
The planking system is straight type design. There are no planks crossing between the straight planks. I don't buy this idea which many Sifus claimed it would produce more straight nests. Is having straight nest or having as many Swiftlets to stay is the main criteria? Which is more important? You already knew the answer.
The Ventilation holes are not attached to a PVC pipe. The light ray from the Ventilation holes brightens up the whole Swiftlet farm. In order to reduce the brightness, they painted many parts of the internal black. Hence, creating a problem, and then trying cover that problem with another problem. It never ends. The root cause is the Ventilation holes. Just attached 3-4ft PVC pipes to the Vent-holes then the problems shall be solved.
The light came from all places. Look at the above pictures. Birds would bang on it as they think that is the Entrance hole. The holes should be covered properly without allowing any light to penetrate into the farm. For those who had gone inside a successful Swiftlet to harvest nest, they know what I am talking about. Swiftlets often hit on our headlamp. They follow the light, especially young birds.
1) Birds need to fly deep inside before they could find the Interhole. This would affect the adaptation period thus, it takes a longer time for them to fly and explore the lower floor.
2) It is harder for the light to reach the lower floor thus creating a total darkness below. Often too dark young birds would avoid flying down to the lower floor.
There is no door separating the control room and the nesting area. Can you believe that? Picture tell a thousand words.
1) The neon lights from the Amplifiers would frighten birds
2) The Amplifiers are exposed to the humidity produced by the humidifier and it would damage the Amplifier.
They also placed a table fan next to the Amplifier to cool it down. This creates a movement of air in the farm. The whole internal environment is totally up sided down.
There are hundred more problems in this Swiftlet farm which I can not finish writing.
Now after seeing all those pictures it is no longer a surprise. Actual fact.....people are still building this type of Swiftlet farm. As this keep goes on .....the successful rate of Swiftlet farming will remain at 80-20. (80% failed)
I explained every single problem to Mr. Q, making sure he understands how it happened and what we are going to do to solve it.
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