Can I give my nearly 3yo BR Hen Zimecterin Gold for TAPEWORMS,now even though she's going thru this huge molt for over a week now??? She had lost alot of weight due to what I believe was SERIOUS WORM INFESTATION after giving my 2 gals earthworms that A VET told me were great for them but never told me about all the parasites they carry!!! I should have researched it fully but he was A VET.. that's what I get for trusting!!! I LOST my precious little EE i loved so very much in June to the same issue I'm just sure of it. It's a long story. But anyways this one also had lost alot of weight..went from probably near 7lbs to 4.6lbs in less than a month!!! She was treated with safeguard and she went immediately back up to 5.4lbs I think it was, don't have the chart in front of me. Well I actually overdosed her with misinformation. I gave her 1ml instead of a 1/2ml!!! But hey, it must have helped her because the weight came on and the appetite also, big time!!! However after about 3 weeks of the final second set of worming her, again she started heading down in weight again??? Not drastic but an ounce or two week yet she eat eating like a pig!!! Eating ALL THE TIME!!! THEN, i began to notice that she'd go to roost with A HUGE HUGE CROP just FULL of food,yet in the morning there was less and less poop each day to pick up??? Where was all this going??? So at the advice and with the help of this WONDERFUL WOMAN ON HERE... though I don't say names,she had also had me treat her for coccidosis after the Safeguard BTW. But then I told her about the poop thing and she immediately told me we must treat for tapes right away. So I did. But only did the one treatment for the 2 days and then she began molting something fierce and I got scared to give her the second treatment as it's very strong and is used on horses??? My great helper is away for a few weeks and I'm just LOST??? SHOULD i treat her even while molting this way and not in the greatest of health yet either??? And should I do it 2 days then AGAIN in 10 days being as I only gave them 2 days worth and didn't do the second treatment which was due now about a week or almost a week ago??? Btw, after that first treatment for the 2 days though she DID gain a few ounces.. They BOTH did. I got A Black Australorp after losing my sweet little Livie cause Daisy was so alone and depressed. The Aussie was a juvenile at 18 weeks when we got her. She of course has been treated for all as well and now it's HER I'm actually also worried about cause she didn't poop but a teeny drop last night and did the oddest thing I've ever seen??? She goes crazy when it's time to lay an egg??? I think it is because she was used to full freedom when we got her... loose in a yard with a hundred others!!! Here they have a coup for the two built inside our huge screen porch with bedding all around it. It's on just about almost 1/2 of the porch fenced in there. They have LOTS of room but we also even let them have the ENTIRE rest of the porch which is a tile floor. Lots to clean!!! Lol They go out to a fenced in run in our backyard daily providing we're not having hurricanes!!! We're in Florida. So anyways all that being said, I think she wants to be free outside where we have sooooo much landscaping and shrubs and even big trees to lay her eggs??? It's just the way she acts. There are FOUR nests for the TWO hens in the porch!!! Anyways last night she was in a nest at 8:30 in the pitch dark laying an egg????? Do chickens do this??? The egg was perfect, hard shelled and beautiful color and everything. But after having laid at nearly 6:00 the day before she should have skipped yesterday right??? That's how the other 2 always did and have done??? So PLEASE, if anyone can answer these questions for me I'd be indebted for life as I really want to give the Zimecterin Gold to them because I think they really need it before my young Aussie starts to get sick as well. But I don't want to give it to my BR if it'll harm her due to being in such a weak state right now. Thank you sooooooo much ahead of time for any help you can offer me.