Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some interesting bird house in indonesia

During my trip this month to indonesia helping few indonesian friend revamp their Sick bird house. I took some photo of the intereting BH near the location. You can see they have so many design and patern.

 Look closer you will notice this owner move the entrance hole from top to down roof level. This owner have doubt of building a monkey house. Do you think monkey house are must , why small number of people prefer no monkey house, what are the pros and cons !!, we will talk about this in future.

 This BH really huge, with only one entrance, imagine if this BH really success.
 99% of indonesia BH they really dont know what they are doing, I found that they only follow other, but  most of them have at least few hundred nest even you do it wrong cause the number of bird there are huge and the food available also adequate for the bird to populate.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Harvesting bird nest

At least of 1 kg harvest in this trip, a friend who invite me to witness the result after I help him to revamp his bird house. I also help him with the sound type and sound setting half year back and now he's so happy.

check that the bird nest are quite standard-no crack no dry and no yellowish, after I help him with the temperature and humid control.

Pekan Nenas Bird house check

Few months back, the owner of this bird house invite me to check what happen with his BH which locate at Pekan Nenas. Why after all this time, zero bird nest.
Above are just a photo of the BH near location on the way. By looking at those BH, you can learn few good thing that you may not notice from day life. One of those BH are well success and thats why other follow and build side by side hoping to lure the old BH young bird. Always if possible, building front or side of success old bird house are good choice of location.
  All have slide roof about 25 degree at the monkey house. Slide rood have good advantage of swiftletfarming but most people only building the roof horizontal level at the monkey house.
  By looking at the color of the building and the barb wire place at center of the 3 BH, I guest center are old BH, the next door are follower and building side by side may not be a good decision as eventhough the hole are pretty near but the flying pattern are totally different. The corner lot will have better success rate of sharing old BH bird depending also by the structure of internal BH.

 By looking at the pulling speaker, it seem like no cover of the speaker wire which expose to sun and rain, may cause connection failure and cost of maintenance after some time.
 This are really quite big size and they got 2 of them side by side.

 Check out the tweeter, the tweeter are originally square, they took out the front part and use the rear only.

 Can you see whats wrong with the entrance hole? We will talk about this entrance hole thing why and where it should be best put on, why left or right, why not center. will talk about this topic in future.
 Remember always not to have single object such as this pole on the middle of the main room.
 This is new, a steel frame on the ground which they make a hole on the ground first, wonder how its works. or just that to prevent from fall to the hole.??

 Big ventilate pipe on the entrance wall are not a goo idea. And this are totally useless. Notice they also build a 3 feet wall on the ground near stair way. Also this is not correct.
At the end, I already point out all the sickness and problem they face with this BH and no wonder its zero result. Double wall facing sun rise and sun set, even though the BH are full of ventilation hole but still no use as the heat energy are too absorb and when I enter the BH, I can feel atleast of 35 to 38c hot.
Hopefully the owner will decide to revamp and take away all the sickness of the BH and may upcoming breading season will have full house harvest.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Respirator Masks Respiratory Protection must use

Until today, I found that still many people does not wear any Respirator Masks or dust mask when they enter the bird house. I had seen people who fall sick because of this and they still not recover until today.
Please click on the picture to enlarge, you will see all those dust capture only by camera with flash where our human eyes does not see in dark environment. Its like dust rain.
I ask them why ; you are not wearing any protection mask? they then answer " I am good- extraordinary " not need- I m healthy " only smell doesnt kill. { you are just too scare}. !! what kind of jokes is this !! I told them they are really wrong and I show them this photo where the camera had capture so much dust inside the air of bird house where human eye does not see inside the dark environment. If you are not wearing anything, you will breath in those dust and inside this dust there will be also germ, micro germ, dust mite, and might caries deceases from those wild bird where might lead to sickness.
You should wear at least a simple mask, if possible buy more proper one for the sake of your health. Otherwise you will be lying on the hospital bed at the day your bird house harvest 1000kilo, but no meaning already.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Johor Bahru the highest price Bird House selling Rm4800000

Today pass by Johor Bahru town, meeting another swiftletfarming kaki. according to this friend, the highest price of BH selling in JB, was this tall building use to be a hotel. Rm4800000. I wonder how much nest inside?? I guest the owner must be very enjoying now. vacations, big house, expensive car, young chicks. haha!

Note that there a light put on the entrance hole at the second photo, some people dont know why some other people put a light there and most of the people just follow, you might want to follow as well. But where exactly the appropriate place and how bright and whats the time for switch on. some say the light work for guiding the bird to know the way of home, haha! Do you think so? there s too much light on the street that might confuse the bird if the light work this way. But if the light are not function as guide, what does it sitting there for? You might want to find out why??

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Location check for singapore customer at Tiram

Back few week, a customer from singapore have point me to check a location at Tiram, he want to buy the shoplot 2 unit double storey if the location are good. Finally I squeez out some time to check the location today.
Upon arrive at the location, I found that the area already been full of birdhouse, fully occupied. I think this area must be good for swiftlet farming, there s a small river near by, and full of trees, small jungle area and palm plantation. The most important things are the shop lot really cheap only Rm2xxxxx per unit double storey.
I have took some photo on the location, by looking on the above photo, look like this owner are making their own bazooka. Making DIY bazooka are the cheapest way of tracking far bird and minimize the noise in you own proximity. But looking at the 4 way pulling speaker, obviously the owner doesnt really know how this speaker works. the roof of the BH had already blocking the sound to go 4 direction, the pole should be using higher one to go at least few meter more. 

I notice this BH are using 2 external speaker on the main entrance hole wall and doesnt seem to have adequate external speaker on the entrance hole. quite rare in this area.
From above photo I notice this owner are using rare technic for releasing head from the roof of the shop.
 This are the shop thats about to be sale. nothing more suitable for swiftlet farming. There s already been about 5 to 10 BH in this shop area. And the next door are playing crazy loud sound which really disturbing.
Here s another owner that really dont know what they are doing. Using a 4 way pulling speaker inside a surrounding buiding??!!!. All the noise that hitting the building wall and reflective one each other causing high level of noise which super annoying to the people who live around. Always this selfish BH owner that causing all those complain and hate emotion amount public towards all Swiftlet farmer. The 4 way pulling speaker always must high enough so the sound wont be blocking by the wall or any object and go further on free air till tracking of far away bird, putting on the tops of  roof should be more appropriate( minimizing the reflective noise). I believe this BH will not be staying long time cause some one will take down the speaker one day. Seriously the town council will take action either.

 I noted that most of the BH owner in Malaysia really dont know what they are doing, they just follow blindly. If you are one of them, you better contact me.
After report to the customer, he inform me that he will contact the agent and let me convert the shop as soon as the document have been approve.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Converting a shop lot at Senai.

I was so busy doing some revamp and converting 5 birdhouse few month back. Here are one of the converting shop lot at Senai (Johor). Here the first pic are the main entrance, which direction do you thing its heading, most of the people prefer heading east direction( I think you know why, if you dont, you better contact me).
The great Meranti use for nesting plank. Quality and expensive stuff. Remember to keep them in the clean and dry area as possible as they will be generating money soon.

Around 200pc of speaker use for this project. Quality speaker cable are used to ensure quality sound obtain.
Wall must go down to make ways for entrance.

Amplifier I am using 2 unit, 1 unit of higher power for playing ground floor and second floor internal sound, and another one for external sound. They are build in with digital timer, 6 programable on off time, there will be no external timer require. If you like to know more of these amplifier usb player, contact me.
 Some tools that I am using, for those who newly building your own birdhouse. Starting from left, speaker terminal clip( Rm0.18 each- make sure you use the good quality one) Cable tacker, this tacker are not the same as the market one, on the head got cable guide and using U nail.( fast and easy), speaker clip clamp(most of people use normal plier = very slow and loosely result.) cable peeler and cutter.

 This area already been around 20 of the shop converting to bird house, here a near by one, the owner told me that already been 3 years and zero nest. Take a look at the entrance hole pulling speaker, quite odd.

For people who are interest to know more on how, what tools, why, what the best way, device need, meter needs, what type of speaker, what type of cable/wire, what type of amplifier, how to connect. ** What type of sound for internal and external. why, when.  From A to Z. you can contact me.

If you need any advice, friendly consult, or like to know more, want to go deeper, interest to visit an operating bird house, or Visiting the Swiftlet Kingdom like the above photo where I took years ago, they have full of swiftlet building that amaze you . Contact me.