We have a flock of 7 Orpingtons that we got on Christmas for our toddler. She got poop on her hand the other day and I've had enough pets to understand that they have tapeworm, confirmed by a few chicken owner friends. I've been to 3 farm & feed stores and talked to several people on what I should do, and EVERYBODY tells me something different or info I know is wrong. I've weeded through so much info in the past 2 days, byc posts have been very helpful but not a complete plan yet. My plan is: -fast for 24 hours prior to worming -worming with Equalon Gold (Ivermectin 1.55% praziquantel 7.75%) a "pea sized" amount on a piece of bread for each chicken -repeat worming in 10 days (fast them for 24 hour prior again), don't eat eggs for 21ish days total. -give yogurt 2 days after each worming Let me know if I am missing anything there! I also plan to order valbazen so I can rotate wormers spring/fall. What I dont know yet is what about the coop & run? Should I be cleaning out all the bedding and scrubbing everything with bleach? And if so, what about the run, won't they just pick up the worms again from their yard or will the eggs be dead by then? I am really hoping to get them dealt with on the first go around as the toddler (and me!) will be quite sad she can't eat her chickens eggs!