We have two new patients in the house now. One is a pullet that got in with the big birds and she's got peck holes in her back. We know what to do there-- keep the wounds clean and use antibiotic cream/lotion/spray. The second is a Brassy back Bantam OEG . We think it's broken it's leg or something. It's definitely an issue with putting weight on it, not a staggering around like some of the illnesses. The leg has some raw skin and he will NOT let us touch. The Red Pile he lives with is very aggressive and mean--to us and to him. They are quite exposed to the weather. They have a wire pen, as insulated as we could do on the back. (We couldn't afford to get more straw or hay bales). We used a big piece of plywood, and backed it up to a shed. Placed pallets between each pen, in hopes of holding in some heat, but keeping them from killing themselves or each other through the wire. Gave it wood sides, and a decent roof, but the front is exposed to everything we get, weather-wise. My son and I think he might have injured the leg due to the extreme cold. We're guessing this because we lost a roo awhile back due to trying to fight through a fence-- injured his leg and we were really new to chickens, didn't know what to do for him, long story, but he died. So, first question, is, what do we do for this poor guy's leg? Second takes some explaining, first; we have chicks in the house that are just getting past Coccidiosis (spelling?). I've had them on Sulmet for a week, there's no more bloody poops and the last one that died was four days ago-- and that could have been from being squished--we have them in the garage, and the heat lamp isn't strong enough--we lost a couple bantams before we saw the bloody poops--and think they died from squishing. I made the diagnosis of Cocci based on the bloody poop--There actually weren't other symptoms that i knew to look for. So it might not have been cocci, but I lost 7 chicks out of 17 to "SOMETHING" So here's the second question. Are these two injured patients now exposed to this disease that killed my chicks? (One batch of the chicks is in the same room with the injured chickens) Third question. My neighbor, who co-owns all our chickens has said i should put the whole lot of chickies down, due to them now being carriers of cocci and they'll infect the whole rest of our chickens--if we haven't already on our clothing. (We wash our hands both before and after handling them). True or not? Some of these are Frizzles and I wanted to have a breeding pair/trio eventually. If they are carriers, then could the offspring be exposed and die if we let them hatch out their chicks? (I guess that's part "b" of the third question) I have more questions about cocci, but don't want to chance asking so many that I don't get answers to the original question about the bantam's leg. BW, I DID post this question on a local board I'm part of, but got one reply and I still have questions.