I live in the country. I own 6 hens and 2 ducks that share a run. We have a large chicken factory across the street. I think they were exterminating their older chickens recently and one escaped. My husband noticed something white in the field a few days ago, and it just made it to my house last night. Which means it’s most likely been without food and water for a couple days, and it’s been SO hot. This thing looks rough, ugliest chicken I’ve ever seen. I felt bad for it and set out some food and water and it’s been hiding in my bush all day, occasionally eating and drinking. Im not sure if I should just leave it be and let nature take its course or to shoot it. It seems kind of cruel to kill it after it’s had a horrible life in a chicken factory and escaped a nasty extermination process (they cram them to the top of a box and gas them). If I leave it, something will eventually find it and kill it. Putting it with my birds seems like a really bad idea. It could be diseased but I doubt it, they vaccinate all their chickens and have to follow a strict code. What would you do?