My daughter has a 1 1/2 year old Black Austorlorp Rooster she dearly loves. Well we also have a Buff Orpington Rooster. The Austorlorp was head cock to the point the Buff slept with a dog. We went to feed one day & the Buff jumped right in & the Black stayed back. Long story short the Buff decided he wanted the flock & whipped the Black Austorlorp. We put Midnight up in a cage. Full feed & water & let him heal from his injuries. This has been beginning of summer & since then we have turned him loose & caged the Buff (with his own hens). Midnight still is not putting on weight. His Breast bone is so prominent I feel sorry for him. He is limping alot. His knee is pretty warm to the touch & that is where the pain is. I cannot affor to take a $2 rooster to the vet. Asnyone please help. What can I do for poor Midnight. He needs to put alot of weight on. I am feeding 16% layer pellets. Also any ideas for his knee to take inflamation out. My daughter cries at the thought of putting him down. He runs to her when he sees her. Well now hops. He dont want held but loves to look at you. She asks that no one suggest putting him down. I kinda think that may be best. I even bought a new rooster & she still wants Midnight. Thank you.