Just wanted to comment on leg injuries. I have a rooster that injured his left leg and was found lying on his side. He was placed in a dog cage for isolation from the flock and I checked for any signs of fracture , but could not feel anything obvious. I started by giving him childrens tylenol which he seemed to like after the first dose and then used an anti inflamatory cream on his leg. He was
treated in this fashion for two weeks and isolated until he was able to limp along fairly well. I spoke to our Vet whom seemed to think I was crazy when I asked about this type of injury and he did not offer much in the way of treatment for him. I did wrap it for about 24 hours with co ban , but it seemed to be too tight and it was removed. He has now been back in the coop with the girls and seems to be happy walking with a limp. I never had any thoughts of putting him down as long as he was able to eat and drink. Raising him from the start makes one attached to your chickens and
like other pets you tend to take that time needed to care for them. Moral of the story is a rooster that limps is better than no rooster at all and it's rewarding to hear him crow.