I noticed my 21 wk old rooster limping this morning and quickly read through a lot of the helpful info on this site.
Being new to chickens I always seem to feel panicked while reading all the horrible possibilities and other's experiences (..think as if you or your loved one are ill and you are looking up all sorts of maladies on WebMD - it can be horrifying!). Although it is all educational, I am learning not to overthink the situation, and collect the info that is helpful in my case as best I can!
I inspected the foot and noticed 2 small cuts/wounds but nothing black, swollen, or infected looking. Thanks to all you helpful posters, old and new, I cleaned his foot, used neosporin, and wrapped it with gauze and tape that I had handy. He immediately started to walk more comfortably with the bandage on and it felt good that I could help him. I'm keeping an eye on him, and will make sure the wound stays clean and dress with a new bandage tomorrow. He has been going on about his usual activities.
This is the first time I had to pick up the rooster since he was a baby and I was so pleased with his behavior while being treated. And to think I was going to re-home him at 10 weeks old! I hope he gets better!!! He is very good to his/my ladies!