Wondering what could be wrong with Buddy the rooster... he is not mine, he belongs to the farm where my kids clean out the stalls etc. Buddy, who is mean as you know what, is in a new 4X4 coop with just the little bantam, Paco, you see in the background. They have a nice little outside run too. I noticed his legs the other day and the owner is away so I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew what was wrong. I hope the pics are OK because I don't know if I can get better ones. Buddy attacks people but when Paco was added they seemed to get along perfectly. He even sleeps snuggled up to Buddy. Do you think it's mites, or are the feathers ripped off and making the leg raw? Or something else? I just got my first chicks last week so I really don't know much yet but I'm trying to learn more. Unfortunately I don't know how long his legs have been like this but I know she had Buddy for at least 2 years but the little rooster, Paco, for about 5 months or so. They both seem to eat fine, feed from TSC, a little scratch and meal worms once in a while. Can anyone help?