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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Telang 2 BH: Inspection Of Another BH At Telang, Kuala Lipis !!!



On June 17th 2017 make a trip to Telang Kuala Lipis Pahang to inspect this 6 years old BH which its owner claimed of not doing very well.

I need to term this BH as Telang no 2 BH.

After 6 odd years of operation this BH should have passed 3200 nests.

Its neighbors (about 4 more units) are all reaping a high volume of nests harvested every month.

How can his is not doing as good as the rest?

Basically his BH is not that bad comparing to one more unit which I have revamped recently.

I called it as Telang 1 BH.

The Telang 1 BH faced a more serious issues with the BH especially one of it floor was erected using soft planks.

The Telang 2 BH has more nests, about 150-200 nests, but I believed that once the nest numbers stop multiplying some intervention have to be carried out.

The Telang 2 BH owner met me a few years ago and briefly told me about his BH problems.

I cannot do much since I was not asked to visit and look at it externally and internally.

He was busy with his schedule likewise I was busy with mine.

He forgot to proceed with the agreed arrangements and I too forgot about him.

During my revamp works at Telang 1 BH I met him at site.

His BH was one block away from Telang 1.

"I have met you before don;t I?"  I asked him.

"Yes Pak Harry we met 2 -3 years ago at Plaza Damas" he replied.

He should have proceeded with the inspection first.

However after that meeting at Telang 1 BH he promised to proceed with my services.

He called and asked me to visit his BH and I arranged my time to drive almost 3 hours to view insise and outside.

This BH is obviously much better than Telang 1.

The middle floor was laid with concrete slab.

However the basic design was similar with Telanf 1 BH.

The top entry system is one of them and the LAL holes (2 LAL holes)were exactly the same position and the same size.

The planks looks cleaned with little fungus but need some cleaning.

The owner seems to have installed additional external sound tweeters however they were a bit not well done and well positioned.

The partitioning walls were more or less the exact method found at Telang 1.

The doors were very short (4-5 feet) high and you need to bend your head to enter each room.

There were a lot of internal sound tweeters which are fined with me.

However there was not a single external sound tweeters inside the nesting rooms.

I planned to prepare a full report on what he needed to upgrade.

Will provide a list of recommendations, list of items he need to purchase and the cost to revamp his BH.

Will report on any future activities when it happened.




















Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tikam Batu BH: Just Two Weeks After Revamp Operation !!!



Yesterday June 12th 2017 stayed back at Tikam Batu BH to count how many birds entered in the evening.

This BH was upgraded or revamped by my workers and after 10 days of hard work we managed to put it into operation on May 26th 2017.

The BH was with about 20-25 nests prior to my revamp operation.

The number of birds inside must be about 40-50 birds (prediction).

After 18 days of operation the number of birds jumped to 80 plus.

This is a good result and I hope within the next few months the number with triple.

The sounds systems now is superior as compared to prior to revamp works.

The floors are wet and each floor is with two VIP rooms.

All the nesting planks were cleaned and applied with attractive aroma.

The number of new internal sound tweeters touches 300 pieces.

There were many fake nests installed.

All these new features must be working well to lure all these new couples to enter and stays.

The best is to wait for another few months to see how many new bird shit spots are found below those tweeters.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kubang Pekan BH: After 6 Months This BH Has 30 nests !!!



A very good performance after my revamp operation.

Six months after I handed over the BH the owner called a few days ago confirming that her BH now is with 30 raw nests.

A very good performance I told her to thank god that I managed to reactivate it.

The background of this BH is not very nice to tell but may be good for us to use this as a reference.

During those good old days when the nests price was above RM 7000 a kg, this owner met someone who claimed that he is an expert in swiftlet farming.

The owner went along with the consultant but half way the consultant left the BH with no proper sound system and the BH was stranded.

She hold her BH without getting any help for almost 5 odd years.

On the 6 years she called me for some advise and I visited the location.

After a few days reading my visit report she called and told me that she will remit the deposit of RM 6,000 for me to mobilize.

Well this was when I was very busy with a number of revamp works in hand.

I told her to wait and she did just that.

She never complain or ask me to return her money.

She was persistent and it pays off.

After almost six months waiting I mobilized my workers.

They stayed inside the BH while I need to find the nearest hotel in Kuala Kangsar.

First was to relocate the main entrance hole.

After that opened the LAL hole.

We then erect a number of walls on the top and ground floors (two stories).

While installing the tweeters I found out that the top floor roof was way to hot.

I convinced her to install a layer of cladded zince roof over the old zinc layer.

The roof temperature dropped tremendously.

I then install all those tweeters and fake nests.

The BH water system was bad.

I need to buy a water tank and erect a platform to house it.

All piping inside need to be completed.

Once done I installed a mist pump system.

The whole BH was perfect.

Sprayed the floors with Mutiara Aroma a few times.

The sound system was running okay.

Selected the most effective sounds for both the external and internal.

Those birds seems like crazy with those selected sounds.

I stayed to watch them enter the BH until late evening.

Almost 20 birds entered on the first day.

A wonderful experience since this BH was empty before.

Now those swiftlet were attracted to it.

All in all the BH was finished with the right gadget and with lots of love in it.

Now the owner seems to be very happy with the results.

Happy for her and family.








Pekan BH: After The Changes Made To The Main Entrance Hole !!!

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I was not surprised with what actually happened when my worker changed the main entrance door configuration.

The first step we did was to install a hexagonal tweeter.

Immediately after finishing the operation I asked him to reduce the size of the main entrance door.

It was too big and allowing too much light into the BH.

The best was to reduce to 3 feet wide and 7-8 feet tall.

A wooden frame was erected.

The excess areas were covered with cement boards.

The main door now was installed with about 8 tweeters mainly AG 35.

The moment this was done you can immediately see how those birds swerved into this newly repaired BH.

That was not all.

I installed a number of new gadgets to encourage those birds to stay.

On my last day in Pekan, I went to check the BH and it was full of birds inside.

They seems to like what I did inside and outside.

There were at least 500 to 600 birds per floor hanging around refuse to leave the nesting rooms.

The chances of increasing the total number of nests is great.

I know for sure that the BH owner was very happy with the result so far.

Have a look at a few more clips taken:


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pekan BH: After Two Days The BH Was Fully Occupied !!!



It was like a breeze passing by.

I was referring to the latest BH in Pekan Pahang which was revamped about three days ago.

I was first contacted by a person by the name of Mr Chin from Kuantan Pahang.

He wanted me to drive up to Pekan to meet a BH owner who claimed to face "Bird nests not multiplying syndrome".

The BH owner was introduced to me by Chin as Mr Tan.

The first time he met me he thinks that I am another conman prowling for a new victim.

However after asking a few questions he soon realized that Pak Harry have something special especially on his passion about swiftlet farming.

Pak Harry is not a consultant but he is a passionate swiftlet farmer.  He loves swiftlet farming and he is the only one who will expose any new method to improve a sick BH.

In his case was not an ICU BH but a normal syndrome where the nests refuse to increase.

Mr Tan BH was with about 10 kg of nests.  However it seems that the nests number stop multiplying.

He opened his BH doors for my inspection and about a week later I wrote a complete report in Bahasa.

Immediately after reading he called asking me when I can start the Phase 1.  In my visit report I explained to him the real reasons why his BH nests stop multiplying and with it I recommended him to go into Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1 is to proof that my first few recommendations will be a good start before he gauge my expertise.

I asked him to do just a few small thing.

My first recommendation was to install a hexagonal tweeter precisely above the main entrance door of his top entry BH.

My second recommendation was to reduce the width of his main door from 5' wide to 3' wide.

The door should be framed out using those excess nesting planks that were store somewhere along the staircase.

The third recommendation was to precisely install 8 external tweeters around the new LMB hole.

My last recommendation was to wet the BH floors.

He could not resist my ideas especially when I precisely inform him what is wrong with his BH and how to remove those problems.

The first day when I arrived I started with the hexagonal tweeter installation and changed the door size.

The 8 external sound tweeters were completed before 4:30 pm.

We left the BH but the slight change started to show drastic change in the number of birds started to focus on his BH.

I was there to see together with the owner.

He was very very pleased with the small intervention.

The second day was the major works.  I installed the wet floor system.

This wet floor system is the key to draw all his young birds to return to where they were hatched.

I completed the installation and set the timer to run the pump precisely during the day and night.

The smell due to the wet floor changed tremendously.

From today I advised him to use those chow chu kang shoes if he entered his BH.

I asked him not to enter the nesting rooms for at least 3-4 months.

I think there will some changes that will make him feel very very happy.

Let me share you those photos taken during the renovation works.













Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ulu Tiran BH: First Visit After Revamped Operation !!!



This Ulu Tiram BH was put into operation about 4 months ago.

The owner wanted my service to visit the BH every 4 months.

Main purpose is to check how his BH is doing after my revamp operation.

It was erected initially for fertilizer storage.

He arrange to convert it into a BH however after 4-5 years the number of nests was about 4-5 nests.

That was how he called for my help to revamp the BH.

I came with my workers and spend about 8 days to revamp the whole house.

Now after 4 months the number of nests in encouraging.

The best was the number of fresh bird shit spots on the BH floors.

It used to be very cleaned but now there were spots all over the floors.

If I am not mistaken there were at least 40-50 spots and most of them were active.

They were found below those internal sound making tweeters.

The number of nests seems to be improving.

If I am not mistaken there were at least 11-15 nests.

That is a very encouraging progress.

I was satisfied and I am sure will see more during my next visit.

I took the opportunity to upgrade the BH sounds and told the owner to perhaps spray the BH floors with Mutiara Aroma.

He can now monitor closely so that there are no predators entering and disturbing the BH progress.

A very strong potential to house about 4-5 kg of nests in a very short period of time.
















Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pekan BH: This Morning Ready To Take This New Challange !!!





Today will pick up my boys and travel to Pekan Pahang.

I will take about 3 hours plus minus to reach my destination from Kuala Lumpur.

Main purpose for this trip is to help this BH owner with his BH.

Based on my last trip he complained that his 9 years old BH is facing a stagnant nests syndrome.

The nests number is no longer multiplying.  It stop growing about 2-3 years ago, according to him.

I wrote my visit report about 40 pages inclusive of my observations and recommendations.

He was very happy with my findings and immediately asked me to assemble those recommended gadgets and workers.

Once arrive I need to carry out the nest count.  Once that is done I will installed a number of key gadgets to activate the nests to start multiplying.

The entrance hole will be installed with a new set of tweeters.

The nesting planks will be cleaned and installed with specialized equipment.

At the same time the floor will be wet using those specialized BH floor wetting equipment.

A new amplifier will be installed playing an additional internal sound.

The current external sound will be upgraded.

Once the installation is completed I will ask the owner to allow the BH not to be disturbed for about 3-4 months.

This will be the recuperating time after a major surgery.

Will come again to check its progress after 3-4 months.

I am sure it will back to normal with a jump in nest numbers.

Let me inform you all once the job is done.

If your BH is facing similar problem please call me at 017 7551318

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pontian BH: Visit For The First Time !!!




Another BH that is critical and need some expert help.

Owner claimed that after almost 3-4 years the person who took charge went missing.

He need to force his way into his own BH when he can no longer traced the person who promised to deliver the BH with 10 nests.

Maybe due to design failure those birds simple refuse to enter and stay.

Right now if I am not mistaken the number of nest might be about 5-8 pieces.

Critically ill and more or less in ICU state.

After viewing inside I think I know the reasons.

I need to crack my head on what to be done if the owner wanted to see more nests.

My biggest concern are the followings:

1) The BH is with not water supply.  Its due to its distance from the water supply line.  The owner claimed that there is a stream nearby but I doubt his words.  The only wise solution is to harvest the rain water..

2)  Another short coming is the power supply.  There is no power supply except a solar power system.  The use of battery store energy has a lot of limitation.  For example how will my workers run those power tools during revamp operation.  Also the power in the three batteries might not be able to operate any water spray system or pumps.



3)  This 3rd item is what I hate most.  The ceiling height of each floor is about 12 feet high.  Its difficult to work on those nesting planks like installation of tweeters or fake nests.  I don't dare to climb up those ladders or racks.

4) Nearly every partition walls found inside this BH are made of bricks.  If I wanted to remove any of the walls I need to hack them down and lifting those broken brick to the ground floor will be a major task.

I guess I need to firstly write a full report and submit to the owner.

Once he read them perhaps he can decide what he wanted to do with it.

Keep your fingers cross.