Hi all! I am worming my birds after finding a roundworm in poop the other day. It seems I'm destined to experience just about EVERY trial out there before my chickens start to lay. We just started eating our eggs (from the ONE hen who is laying) last week after treating them for some sort of respritory issue that came about after we had to cull and egg eating feather plucking devil (they're now better thank goodness!) but then I found the dreaded worm. Ugh. There was no mistaking it - just like a little angel hair pasta noodle in a pile of poop. My chickens are otherwise perfectly happy and perky as ever. I never would've suspected anything was wrong - no other symptoms at all. In fact, the worm was from one of the pullets who has not started laying yet (they are over 20 weeks). Two days ago, I removed everything from the coop, sprayed it down with a mild bleach solution and allowed it dry. Moved the coop out and raked all over the place, threw all that away. Dusted the ground all over with DE, moved the coop back, and dusted every inch with DE inside and out. I then made a new poop board out of cardboard and covered it with plastic. Dusted it with DE and added compressed wood shavings. I also did this to the nest boxes etc. I threw out all their food that had been out and cleaned their water and food containers and refilled the food. Then I put medicated water into another water dish (1oz. wazine + 1 gallon water). I then stuck them in their coop for the night and didn't let them out until today (over 24 hours). My question - they hardly drank ANY water at all, so should I try it again? I haven't changed their water out again yet but I didn't know if they need a fresh dose of medication? Or should I even worry about it? There are only three of them in there together and it was a cold day yesterday so I'm sure they drank some but it's hardly noticable. Any advice? My follow up plan is to wait two weeks and then give them safe-guard. Then wait another two weeks till we eat any eggs? I am also treating my three younger birds but I don't think I'm going to do the follow up with safe - guard with them (they are about 12 weeks). My three younger babies are in their own coop/small brooder outside next to the big one. But they do free range in our tiny yard all together every day all day long so I figured I should do some sort of treatment.