rooster loosing feathers
I have this big red rooster that came over from the farm across the street from our house and has stayed on my front porch for three months now. you could say he has adopted us. we feed him and give him fresh water daily and make sure he has some feed corn plus cat food to eat. Lately he has begun to loose feathers and looks a little rough. I have very limited farm/foul experiance and I have grown very attached to him so I am worried that he might be sick. no eye or nose discharge, eats normal and drinks the same. He just looks like he has lost half of his feathers near his wings.He sleeps with the kittens that stay on our porch ( about 8 of them ) and he follows them around. could this be fleas? ( from the cats) What should I check for and what medicne should I try. like I said , I have grown very attached to him and the farmer who had him before knows we have"adopted" him.