Thank you! I was at Tractor Supply today and saw that spray. I will go back and purchase. He is limping and he is standing on 1 foot regularly.Have you heard of Vetricyn? It's a wound spray found in feed stores.
It appears the redness around the feather shafts is a "built-in" irritation as the feathers are coming in or the feathers brush up against things. Sometimes other chickens even peck and pick at them, causing irritation.
Further irritation can occur when feces and mud build up. Feather footed chickens sometimes require foot baths to wash away poop buildup. If you use Epsom salts, in the bath, it will help soothe the irritated skin. Dry and follow up with Vetericyn spray.
Redness on the legs of roosters is also indicative of active hormones.
If the irritation is bothering the roo, he will give out signals. He may limp, shake his feet, hold a foot up tight against his belly, and he may peck at the soreness. That will let you know his feet need washing and Vetericyn.