These are the feet of my young male Sultan rooster. He's had this condition for a long time now, and his lower legs and feet are very red, puffy (inflammed), and bleed when he picks at them, which is disturbingly often. I've tried to look at his feet more closely, but they are such a mess from redness, picked and mutilated feathers, and scabs that I can't tell what's wrong beyond that he has majorly sore feet, which makes him ansty and causes him to tiptoe about. Ever since he started growing in his foot feathers he'd pulled at them incessantly. Does anyone know what is causing this and the inflammation?
I intend to spray his feet with Blu-Kote to prevent more picking, but I still don't know what's at the heart of the problem. None of my other chickens have anything like this, nor has it been passed on in any way to other members of the flock. He is perfectly healthy in every other way.