Last Friday I got two 8-10 week old pullets (BO and SS) and by Sunday I saw one bloody poop. Yesterday my SS was all fluffed up in the corner of the coop and I was able to start treating with Corid in the water (powder, as that's all I could get). These two are still kept separate from the other chickens but I'm treating everyone since they are in the same yard.
Today the poop is far less bloody, but I'm not sure if this is the sick one improving or the other one coming down sick. I don't know how long this stuff takes to work (if it's going to). My BO still appears fine, but the SS is still fluffed up and looks no better from yesterday, granted it hasn't even been 24 hours since starting Corid. I am not even sure if my sick one is eating/drinking at this point. She would still be pooping blood, right? The two are so close that I fear that separating them so I can monitor one's intake (the other one is definitely still eating/drinking) might do more harm than good. At what point should I start seeing a turnaround in the sick one (assuming she does get better)?
I have read mixed things about bringing sick chickens indoors and worry that it might be too cold for her- highs here are in the 50s and lows in the 30s-40s. Can she get better without me bringing her inside? If I do, I'd have to bring them both in to keep them together and then harden them off when they go back out- I have no idea how to do that as I've never provided supplemental heat.
Any extra tips? Just wondering if there's anything else I can do to make sure my sick one is getting the medicine in her and to help her get better.