Hi, yesterday morning while I was doing the chicken chores I noticed my best rooster KJ stumbling around in the coop and kind of whining. He would do this whining and then go into one of the ground level nesting boxes. I know he is hiding because I have seen other roosters do this after they have lost a fight and are being chased. The only thing is- KJ is and has always been the top rooster and has never lost a fight. I believe that none of the other younger roosters are "man" enough to challenge him this seriously. His comb, wattles, and head were very bloody. There was blood on his neck feathers, and his right eye was swollen shut. We brought him inside and Mom helped me clean him up a bit, he has kind of a bloody crust on the tip of his right eyelid. We cleaned it with a warm cloth and then applied eye drops. I put him out in a separate cage inside the coop most of the day yesterday with food and water, but at about 5:30 PM I let him out in the coop (closed the chicken door and left only 3 hens inside). He came out, walked around a bit, crowed a few times, talked to the hens, opened his injured eye a little, ate a little food and took a drink of water from the main coop waterer. He had about half an hour of out time while I supervised him. Then I put him back in the cage with food & water, took him out around 7:20 PM and applied another eye drop, and put him back into the cage for the night. This morning I checked him and he had eaten some of his food but not all of it. I can't really tell if he has drank any of the water or not and this kind of worries me. I let him out into the coop and he walked around and ate a little, and he also crowed and tried scratching. We brought him inside again to treat his eye but it looks much worse. He didn't want to open it at all, and when I was able to gently open his eye it looked like there was a brown pus or something in it. I tried cleaning it but it didn't help much and then we put in 2 more eye drops. This is what it looks like, poor boy Sorry that this picture is so bad :\\ I think what must've happened is that one of our younger roosters got into a fight with one of our guinea cocks (the guinea cocks have been acting more aggressive lately, with breeding season and all), and KJ, as head rooster, stepped in trying to break it up. Unfortunately the guinea must've decided he wasn't done fighting and was able to land a good peck on KJ's eye. Unless the other roosters ganged up on him, then I don't know what else could've happened. He is my (and the whole families) favorite rooster. I need to know what else I can do to help his eye. I'm afraid we probably can't afford taking him to a vet, if we could even find one that would be able to do anything for him. I've heard that triple antibiotic neosporin ointment(cream) without pain reliever is safe to apply to his eye? We have some of this, should I try it? And how exactly do you apply it? Just smear it on with a Q-tip or something? What else could we use? Mom and I are really worried about his eye, and I think once it gets better he should be fine.