I have a BLRW rooster named Pip, who is 5 years old. When he was younger, something happened to his toes and they curl outwards. He also has very long spurs which make it hard for him to walk (we are planning on cutting them soon), so I am not surprised when he stands weird and is a little crooked. But for a month or two now, he has been standing in the corner, kind of looking a little sickly, but he still drank and ate, so I assumed he was okay. He would still walk around sometimes and after I picked him up, he was fine and acted normal. We had no other rooster, and the hens weren't bothering him. He never crows, that stopped around the summer and he hasn't crowed since. It's been the same ever since. Today, we got a white silkie rooster. We assumed that because Pip was lower in the pecking order, he wouldn't care about another rooster, and we were right. I went down to check on the new rooster after dark, and found the little guy sleeping on the floor where Pip usually sleeps(he can't get up on the roost because of his toes ) and Pip was sleeping under the roosts, poor guy. I almost left then, but noticed that he was panting, he would stretch his neck out, breathe deep, and then return to sleeping for a second or two and then repeat. I've never seen him do this before, he was acting normal this afternoon, maybe even better (he was eating today, too). He didn't seem at all hurt and he was acting alright other than the gasping. None of the other chickens are exhibiting these symptoms and the chickens at the place we got the new rooster are healthy too. What do you think could be wrong with Pip?