To cut a long story short, I've bought a pair of Barnevelder last Saturday, both got severe scaley leg problem. One isn't too bad but the second hen got the worstest case of scaley legs, 'over-grown' claws (long, twisted nd curved sideways) which saw her walking gingerly like a frogman on dry land. She's missing a great number of scales as well. I've never having experienced this kind of severity and I stupidly trimmed her claws a wee bit too far (despite having trimmed longer than the shorter lengths shown by my own hens). I've now come to an inclusion that if the claws grows longer, so will the blood vessels. Anyway, it has been a few days and a few treatments, I am starting to see a bit of 'yellow' pigment coming through. *yay!* But I'm still a long way from fixing and healing her legs. And isn't it wonderful (not!) that my two recent purchases (white Japs and Barnevelders) from different places, all required immediate medical attention long before arriving here. Its pathetic! So the questions I'd really like to ask is, how long does it take for new scales to come through? Should I be waiting until moulting time? Would a severe case of scaley legs (The worstest scaley leg imaginable), cause a claw to drop off? I'm asking this because my Jap male is missing 3-4 claws of his. I dont think his will grow back? So if anyone could clue me in about the missing scales and claws, that'll be muchly appreciated!