I have fountain waterers out for my chicks and saw a worm in the water. I don't know if it came from the ground the waterer was sitting on or if it came off the birds who were drinking the water. Anyway, it was maybe 2" long, really thin, white (almost transparent). I thought it was a thread from my clothing but it moved when I touched it. So, I put wazine in the nipple waterers that the big chickens use since I was afraid to dose the babies (10 days old) and the bucket is up on a milk crate and the babies couldn't reach it. Well, they can now, at 19 days old they are jumping up onto the milk crate and drinking from the nipples. It is now coming up to the 10 day period after the wazine and time for next dose, how do I proceed? I have ivermectin pour on and safeguard paste (not much in the tube) but would rather put something in the water if possible. I feel I've used the ivermectin too much over the years and would like to switch it up, possibly get some valbazen. I just don't do well dosing individual birds, to be honest. If I get safeguard drench and put it in the drinking water, is this safe for chicks? I could put some into some yogurt and hold the bowl, keeping the babies out. Do the babies need worming, too? If I have to dose individually, should I use the safeguard paste on bread, use the ivermectin, or get valbazin? I actually have panacur crystals (some guy used it for his cancer, so my DH got some for himself, took 2 doses and decided it bothered his stomach, so I have 7 - 1 mg packets of crystals. It would be great to be able to sprinkle it yogurt or something and be done, but getting a precise dose is hard that way. My birds are mostly Red rangers and it's hard to tell who you dosed and who still needs it. Maybe I should use a shot of blukote on the done ones? Thanks for any advice.