Taking the post below this a bit further, I need 7 kg of feed to worm my 8 chooks.
The new Flubenvet pack treats 20kg of feed. So the new pack would only allow me to worm my chooks twice (14 kg of medicated feed) and not a third time as there would not be enough left in the packet to medicate the chooks as per the instructions.
Actually that is a lie, I’ll come back to that in a minute.
Where as the original sized pack would last for more than 28 sets of worming.
May I say something dramatic that THIS IS SCARY to my wallet and wallets of Domestic Chicken Keepers in the UK.
Reading the instructions that come with the Domestic Keeper version of Flubenvet, they recommend that the feed is prepared at 2 kg at a time to utilise the handy scoop they include.
So lets see, 2kg divided by 7 days, then divided by 0.125 kg of feed per chicken per day is 2.2 chickens. So the instructions prepares enough medicated feed for 2.2 chickens over the 7 day period.
Therefore, with this logic, and the sized scoop that is included, you can worm in multiples of 2.2 chickens without wastage. Therefore owners with 2.2, 4.4, or 6.6 or 8.8 chickens will not waste any feed or Flubenvet.
You want to know the lie? Okay, here is it – due to the fact that you have to mix up feed in 2kg increments, I’d have to mix 8kg of feed each time, so that’s 16 kg of feed for the two sets of worming, of which 2 kg would go into the bin.
I think I’m done on this for now.
Remember – buy the 240 gram pack that is 2.5% – this used to be called the ‘Game Keeper Pack’ unless you want to pay extra for the scoop in the Domestic Pack.