Hi, and thanks for clicking on this post! A while back, i was going for an early morning walk. so early morning it was still pretty dark. i live in a very rural area, lots of farms with live stalk. as i was walking in the shadows a car drove past. it stopped about 20 yards in front of me. someone got out of the car and put a chicken on the side of the road, after witch she quickly got back in her car and drove away. i picked up the poor bird, (a buff orpington pullet) and took her to my house. she was in awful condition. the most horrible case of scaly leg i had ever seen, under weight, runny nose, HUGE clumps of mites surrounding the base of her feathers, and just in genaral not looking well. her scaly leg was so bad, she could just barley hobble around. this happens more often than you would think . in the spring, see some cute fluffy yellow chicks take one home, after a few weeks, it not so cute, they dont no how to care for the bird, and they take it to the country and dump it. its the awful truth. anyway, we got rid of the mites, runny nose ect. and weve been oil treating her for scaly leg for sevral weeks. all the clumps have fallen off, exposing new pink skin. to get to the point, my question is how do i know when i can let her be with my other chickens without danger of them getting the scaly leg? in the meanwhile, she is staying in a quite small cage. any info or advise would be helpful! thanks! ps her name is Gloria i can post pics if requested.