I've searched a ton of threads, sorry to start a new one on an old, common topic.
Received chicks in the mail today. One looked very lethargic, and after sitting with them for about an hour, she pooped blood. I was immediately in action, scooped up the blood in the bedding with my hands while the other chicks dived at it (they did eat some). Washed hands, made another brooder to separate her.
Instantly ran the necessary errands, and got the sulmet, along with plain yogurt. Over the last two hours I've been giving her drops of the now-medicated water and brushing the yogurt on her beak, which she eats up. She's now chirping away and walking around.
1.) can the sulmet be mixed with the probiotics and electrolytes in the water (I did not do this to err on the side of caution until I could ask)
2.) I read that once there is blood, the intestinal damage is done and no saving it. Is this true?
3.) the others ate blood, though I'm assuming they already have it. Thoughts on how to proceed? They have clean poop, right now, and are acting very healthy. I did put sulmet in their water as well, though, along with a tiny bowl of a tablespoon of yogurt for them to pick at.
4.) anything I've missed?
Thank you so much in advance.
Edit: one last judgment call question: these are from Greenfire, they guarantee chicks for 72 hours. Should I email them just in case right now? Or just wait it out.
Edited by Clearly - 3/2/16 at 12:00pm