In the last month, I've lost two of my chickens (about 6 years old). The pattern was the same, they just started wasting away for no apparent reason and died in a few weeks. I have free-ranged them for their entire lives. Necropsy revealed liver nodules, abdominal adhesions, weird lymphoid masses all through the mesentery, very diseased gizzards, and one one of the two, a massive and diseased bursa, which is pretty much diagnostic of LL. From what I read online, LL is pretty much endemic, so there's no guarantee I will be able to find chickens that are not infected. So my question: Would I be a moron to get more chickens now? Or do you think I'd be better off waiting until the last two are gone and cleaning out the coop as thoroughly as I can?