I've got a rooster suffering from some sort of crud (for lack of knowing exactly what it is) on his legs (see here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=244582 ) and I've been trying to figure out how to help him since September. It reached an emergency point when, just last week, my hens began to savagely peck his legs. I came home to find him standing on the roost in a pool of blood. Odd thing is that it had actually been getting better. Anyway, it's been recommended to me by a chicken health expert to clean his legs, soak them in Hibiclens solution, air dry, then spray with 2% VirkonS solution. The VirkonS comes in tablets, which I've ordered and expect them to be here tomorrow or Thursday. I have high hopes this stuff will really do the job, along with the Hibiclens. But, after doing some research on it, man, this stuff sounds like a miracle! It even kills off Athlet's Foot and fungal infections in TREES! Has anyone used it? What are your thoughts? POULTRY PRODUCTION/RATITE PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Viruses of Newcastle Disease, Infectious Bronchitis, Infectious Bursal Disease, Avian Laryngotracheitis, Mareks Disease, Egg Drop Syndrome, Avian Influenza, Turkey Herpes Virus and Duck Viral Enteritis. Fungi: (molds and yeasts Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans. Bacteria: Streptococcus pyogenes, Campylobacter pyloridis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella choleraesuis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bordetella avium and Mycoplasma gallisepticum. HATCHERIES: Virkon S at 1% solution can be used for cleaning and disinfecting hatchers, setters, evaporative coolers, humidifying systems, ceiling fans, chicken houses, transfer trucks, trays, and plastic chick boxes (use 2% solution for Mycoplasma, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus). Virkon S at 1-2% solution is recommended for use in fogging (wet misting) operations as a supplemental measure either before or after regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Fog (wet mist) until the area is moist using automatic foggers according to manufacturer's use directions BROILER/BREEDER HOUSES: Remove chickens, feed, and water troughs, then remove manure and litter. Spray floors and walls with Virkon S at 1% solution. Thoroughly wash waterers and feeders with a 1% solution of Virkon S (use 2% solution for Mycoplasma, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus). After contact for 10 minutes, rinse with water. Do not house poultry or use equipment until treatment has dried. FOR AIR SANITIZING: Use Virkon S at 1-2% solution and fog until surfaces are moist. Allow at least 2 hours before entering treated area. Rinse foggers and sprayers with water following use. PROCESSING PLANTS: Spray Virkon S at 1% solution to disinfect and clean walls, ceilings and floors.