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In winter, most of us stir the litter and add clean pine sahvings on top to keep the bedding dry and fairly clean. Letting them outside during the day can cut down on manure and moisture. Worms will be more of a problem when confined to the coop. Valbazen and fenbendazole (SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer, Panacur horse paste) can be found in many farm and feed stores in the cattle and goat departments. They are also available online. Valbazen is more expensive ($43,) but contains many doses, and can be shared with other chicken people to cost costs. It only needs to be given twice to get all worms, where fenbendazole ($19) gets most worms with 2 doses, but more difficult worms may require dosage of 1 ml for 5 days in a row.