I am a police officer in a first ring suburb of a major metropolitan city, so getting dispatched to a report of a rooster standing in a parking lot was highly unusual. Even with new poultry laws allowing backyard chickens, roosters are a no-no around there. Anyway, he was easy to catch and since our impound typically houses dogs and cats, I eagerly brought him to my home in the country with an ample coop and acreage to run until the owner comes forward. I'm sure that won't happen but regardless, I'm concerned about the condition he came in. He looks great from a distance; healthy feathers, bright comb, good looking feet. Up close, he appears to have had injuries to his eyes as there is cloudiness in portions, his spurs were removed, as has the top of his beak. He can't pick grass or seed from the ground and it looks like he tried desperately during his freedom days. The beak is not clean and straight, more jagged and ground down. We are making certain he can eat what we give him and he's integrated well in to our flock. I'm wondering if his beak will grow back or if there is a way to tell if it was cauterized. Being that his spurs are gone too, is that a sign of a more industrial chicken source that he was born into? I don't do either and where I'm from, it's not done unless it's a chicken breeding facility and those are way up north.