To make a long story short, we were forced to remove our birds from our yard and placed them into a local CSA coop. We now are moving to an agricultural zone and were planning on bringing our birds back home. Recently we have discovered that the birds at the CSA are carrying lice. I believe there is intention to treat the birds with DE but there are 34 birds out there and a dozen or so members so I am not sure how well the execution of treatment will be. There hasn't been a plan discussed as of yet so I am not sure if we should bother taking our birds home at all. Our 4 ladies have meshed in well at the CSA and definitely have their pecking order established. I feel it may be best, regardless of lice, to leave the birds out there but I seem to have some emotional attachment to them since they were our first 4 birds and are the real reason for us starting our quest for some self sufficiency. We also wanted to increase the number of birds we have so we would need to introduce our older ladies to a whole new, younger flock if we were to bring them home. With all the info... what would you recommend we do?? Take our birds home or start a new flock all together.