Have a dumb question...I have a beloved pet rooster that is a little over 6 years old. In recent months he acts as though his feet are painful, especially in the morning. When I first would put him out for the day, he was obviously in some pain ( droopy tail , raised neck feathers )...but after walking around a bit he would be better by evening. Yesterday, when I took him out, he immediately staggered a few steps then sat down. He didn't move much at all during the day. Last night I removed his perch and let him sit in shavings instead ....does this sound like arthritis ( I don't know if 6 is ancient for a chicken or not ), or are there deficiencies or diseases I should research? If there is pain med useful for this, I actually work for a vet who can give cortisone, etc. if that is helpful...but he is not familiar with how to treat birds. Thanks in advance for any insight.