Oh the food soaking is a good idea not sure why I didn’t think of that. Will definitely give it a try, thank you. Can we try squirting some on his tongue If he won’t eat it on his own? He’s acting pretty normal still and acting like a stubborn, picky rooster
You could place a small bit into his beak to see if he will swallow it. Be careful though, to not cause him to choke. I prefer holding a small lid or cup up to the beak to let them take it on their own. Roosters are harder to handle though.