I have a light brahma rooster that has problems with his feathered feet. They are constantly bleeding, feathers breaking off close to the foot. I pluck the feathers and when they are broken off really close to the foot, I squeeze the base of the quill out then pull. I treat with antibiotic ointments. I wish I could post a pic, I don't know how. His feet also look dry crusty and swollen, all of the time since I got him, he was full grown then. I have never seen him on a roost, he sleeps guarding the entrance to the coop, and he guards it well, sometimes attacking me if I upset one of his girls . His feet look different than my other's, even my brahma hens.