Originally Posted by casportpony
How did it work for you?
Have not done a second round, but at least from the "did they consume it" perspective, they did. My issue with it was that I tried to use a 50 ml graduated cylinder to measure the dose for a gallon, but found that the gel really is.....a gel. It did not want to come out of my graduated cylinder since the cylinder is so skinny/narrow. So I had to do lots of poking and prodding and squirting of water to get it out. They claim that each pump of the dispenser is something like 2 ml (or 1 ml, cant recall). But my "pumper" seemed to be broken or defective. I was not getting consistent amounts coming out. So I used the precise measuring method. If I could have estimated and used the built in pump, it would have been easier.
Once in the gallon jug, shaking was easy. It seems to combine easily with water. I did notice a thin white film formed on the bottom of my waterer when I went to wash it out after day 2 (or day 3, I might have left it out an extra day, can't recall for sure). I use the standard plastic waterer type where water fills a doughnut shaped basin with a larger reservoir in the middle. I am not sure if that film was wormer settling out, or a binder in the gel, or a preservative, or what. Who knows.
I know it is a debated topic sometimes, but this was a preventative worming and not a result of known high worm load. My birds are in an aviary on dirt 24/7, and are contained to their "small" area and can't roam to areas with a "fresh" worm load in the dirt (we are talking about quail). I also got them at 8 weeks, not at day old like most chickens would be sold. So I figured I worm them now so that if they picked anything up from their first 8 weeks of life at the farm, or their time with me so far in my contained dirt aviary, I am covered for a wide array of worms. The theory is that "new" worms wont be introduced into the aviary unless I track them in on my shoes. Half inch hardware cloth means I don't have wild birds coming in or anything like that. The broad spectrum coverage is why I went with WormOut. I do not know of a specific worm issue, so I want to cover my bases. After the second dose of Gel in a little while, I probably won't worm again unless I see an active issue (weird poops, tape worm segments, etc...)
Edited by paneubert - 5/12/16 at 12:35pm