I am going to try to keep this as brief as possible. I have included photos below. I have kept chickens for many years but I am not sure what is going on with my roosters legs or if there is something more I can do to help him, short of visiting the vet. I cannot afford a visit to the vet now, so it will be either that he heals with some help from me or I will have to have him put down. Just before Christmas I came home one night to see that my old (nine years old) rooster was hanging upside down from the horses and goats fencing - his legs were caught in the fencing. This is the second time this year that he has gotten himself tangled up this way - the first time was really uneventful, I undid him and he was fine. I also noticed this past summer that he is beginning to slow down, and I believe this is due to his advanced age. I did not think he was going to make it that first night... he was in pretty bad shape. He must have been hanging upside down for quite a while. I put him under a heat lamp and kept him comfortable. I got water in him, too. The next day he was poking his head up and trying to move around... only... he couldn't walk. I brought him inside and have allowed him to rest and have also been encouraging him to use those legs again. At first, one leg would be out in front of him and the other leg would be hanging out behind him. The leg I thought he would not use again is coming around. It was curled up and useless at first... but now he is beginning to use it to stand up. The other leg, the one he kept pushing forward, had blisters all over it and now, to this day, it seems like that leg is still peeling skin. I have included photos of that leg that has peeling skin. My deepest concern, however, at this point, is that peeling leg seems to have a really unpleasant odor coming from it. You can check the photos below... it is not pretty. Today the bird is beginning to get around. He has been more active than previously, he seems to be doing much better... He uses one leg to stand on but he still cannot put weight on the leg that has been peeling. As I said, much improvement, but he still has a long way to go. Because he is an older bird, hopping around on one leg may be more difficult for him. Please let me know if anyone else has seen anything like this and if there is anything I can do for him.