Hi, I haven't posted for a while, but read and get good advice every day. Now I have a question about a rooster that I got from a guy at the feed store. Maybe someone can give me some advice again. Ok, got this Buff Orpington rooster, about 1 yr old, about 3 weeks ago. The guy said he had too many roosters and this one was getting beat up very badly by the others. They were also keeping him from the food. He had no tail feathers at all, and was pretty scraggly looking. But you can tell what a beautiful bird he would really be. So, I didn't think things thru and put him right in with my hens, who were as glad to see him as he was to see them. We figured that with good feed and love and time, he would soon be beautiful again. But he's starting to look worse rather than better, raggedy, and I noticed yesterday that his legs and feet have started to look pink and reddish instead of white. I notice that my girls seem to groom him now and then, but they are gentle about it. No actual pecking, but some "picking" like they are cleaning him. I am thinking maybe mites, so I had some Insectrin powder, sprinkled him a little and sprinkled some in the bedding of the coop. I also use Dry Stall in the bedding, which has some of DE in it. I also found a tube of Bactine in my bag, and last night I turned him upside down and smeared some on his rear end. I was thinking that I might put more bactine on him today, and just a little more of the Insectrin. In our situation, we are here from Thursday thru Sunday, and away from Sunday thru Wed. so after this evening I won't be able to monitor him for a few days. I know this is not ideal, but can't be helped right now. Am I doing anything right? Sorry for the long post. edited to add photo, taken in the rain.