Hello all. I am in need of a little advice. We have been keeping chickens a year now, and this is a new issue to my experience. We have a 5 month old salmon faverolle rooster that is walking a little funny today. Not quite a limp, but definitely not normal. So, we brought him in after dark and washed of the feet really well. We found some of his feather shanks bright red and inflamed. My question is this. Do chickens get infected feathers? If that is the case, what would I do about it? And what causes it? They sure look infected to me, but I would like the input of some of the more experienced folks on the forum to chime in with their 2 cents. Thanks in advance for your help! Sorry about the lighting. The flash on my camera washed out the red a lot and I wanted a true color, so it's natural lighting.