I have been so worried we'd never get out of this "funk." I isolated the young rooster several days ago when I found him sitting in the nesting box, eyes "sealed" shut, and with lots of awful scabs taking over his comb. I'd noticed the scabs several days, but thought the others might be pecking him. He has gotten steadily more lethargic, only drinking water when I dipped his beak in it. I had tried to get him to eat using egg and yogurt. He was totally uninterested. During the daylight hours, I let him out to give him new scenery and to encourage him to live. One eye began opening some, but overall, he was very lethargic and subdued. Last night, I allowed him out at the same time as the others were out. They went around him, but he just sat there. A while later, my daughter, who'd been outside and keeping an eye on him, noticed one of the others go over to him & start pecking him!!!! She ran in to tell me, and we ran to rescue him. His comb was bleeding, and some of the scabs were gone. (So I guess that means if the other chicken wasn't already exposed, she is now.....) One of the large scabs that was over his eye (that hasn't opened in several days) was gone, and that eye actually looked better. He later opened it.... I put oil on his comb, and sprayed all around him with "Skin-So-Soft" to keep the flies, gnats & bugs away. Each morning, I've prepared myself for finding him dead. However, this morning, I went out to find him pecking away at his dish of food! He's eating crumbles!!!!! Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel has finally arrived..... I sure hope so!