I was just reading about worming the other day and decided that since we had never wormed our chickens (we got them last April as newly hatched chicks), I should probably do it. They are free range chickens and look very healthy, but I figured we probably have worms. I have some Wazine coming in today ... I've been reading threads on here about how it's wise to treat with that first and then treat with something stronger after a couple of weeks. I saw, for the first time today, evidence of worms in some of the droppings. My guess is tapeworms - looked like thin rice speckled through the droppings. I live in a fairly remote area and there are no exotic vets around for me to bring chicken issues to. I guess our dogs' vet could probably test the stool, but I'm pretty sure its tapeworms as one of our dogs had them when we got her as a puppy years ago - it looks similar. Our feed store carries a few supplies I have needed, but I've had to order some online, so I'll probably have to do the same with additional medication. I know they carry Ivermectin but that's not what I need for tapeworms. I was going to start the Wazine and then treat with something stronger in a couple of weeks. Does Wazine paralyze tapeworms at all? And I've read Safeguard only treats one tapeworm and Ivermectin doesn't treat them at all - is there something else I should use? We have a very small flock - only four hens - so I'm concerned about dosage as well. Some of the dosing I've read for putting medication with feed and water is for amounts much larger than what our hens consume over the course of a day. Our dogs and hens are pals and live in the same yard. I'm guessing I need to discuss treating the dogs for tapeworm now, as their heartworm meds cover several worms but not tapeworms. Thank you for any help you can give me!