Hi everyone. We brought 4 new chicks home last weekend (2 Americanas, 1 Silky and 1 NJ Red) from the Half Moon Bay Feed Store and both my children and their mom have been ill since Tuesday. Vomiting and Diarrhea, fever and stomachache are the symptoms, a visit to our doctor confirmed our fear. At least one of the chicks is carrying salmonella but we don't know which one(s). A couple other children who we introduced to the chicks have gotten ill as well. We feel awful for not being more dilligent about sanitizing hands after handling the birds... The reason I'm posting here is because I don't know what to do about the birds. The feed store we bought them from was unsympathetic, the lady on the phone seemed unconcerned that they are selling disease carrying birds. Do we need to euthanize them? Is there any way to eliminate the infection without killing off the chicks. Are we to assume that they are all infected since they are sharing the same heat lamp? Will they pass the disease on to our existing flock? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.