For the last several days, we've nursed a 5 month old rooster who is covered with awful scabs. His poor comb looks terrible. He's like one big ugly scab! There is a big scab over his right eye, which is swollen so much that he only opens it occasionally. His left eye isn't as swollen, but he spent the better part of one day refusing to open it, too. He can open it now, though, but he is so pitiful. He's quite lethargic, and when I dip his head into his water, he drinks, but he doesn't seem too interested in eating. We've cracked an egg and dipped his beak in it, and at times he really seems to be interested, but mostly he just tolerates our efforts. I've put some oil on his scabby little head, but other than that, I haven't done anything but pray hard! (We have a 6 year old who'd be devastated if "Chocolate" didn't make it, so she's praying hard, too!) I've been advised by other chicken owners to use some Duramycin. I can't find anyone around here who has Duramycin in stock! Apparently everyone buys it! He doesn't have the wet form - or at least I'm pretty sure he doesn't. He doesn't cough, shake his head, or breathe noisily. He simply sits there. I have kept him away from the other chickens, and I haven't let the others out in the last couple of days because I don't want them to come around his little cage. However, the moment we let him out of his cage, he immediately opens that one eye that he can open easily and heads straight for the pen where his friends are. (It's like he's on a mission to find his friends!) Yesterday afternoon, I left him out to get some warm sunlight after a particularly windy day here in Georgia, and when I went to check on him as it got dark, I found him on the other side of the pen, huddled behind the pen - beneath the area of the pen where the coop is located. He wanted to be near his buddies. I've noticed one of the other chickens (possibly a rooster - not quite sure since it's still young) has some of the pox on his/her comb. Good grief.... Never thought it'd be this worrisome to have my chickens! I don't remember any of this ever happening back when I was a kid on the farm with our yard chickens! Should I worry so much about him? Or should I just have faith that he's going to pull through and just be really ugly and pitiful for a while? I don't want him to lose weight, but I know he's not eating his crumbles. Any suggestions on food I could fix for him that he WOULD eat? Thanks!!!