Aug 10, 2009
Caviar of the East - Edible Bird's Nest
The swiftlets come down from the forest reserve adjoining our farm to feast on the many insects that the farm is home to. We are building a 3 storey building for the birds to harvest their nests in a sustainable manner.
Barely three weeks after we started work, the building is now on its final third level. And today while the outside temperature was hovering between 30 to 34 celcius, the inside was a constant 24 celcius, the ideal temperature for the birds. The wonders modern construction methods can do!
The key to successful swiftlet rearing is stability of temperature throughout the day and night. We are off to a good start.
The last floor. Click on pic for a close-up look.
Update September 13th, 2009 :
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September 13th, almost there. The fasting month has delayed things somewhat as some of the workers went back to their home villages. Hopefully, after Hari Raya Aidilfitri we can start calling the birds to come to their new home.