Thanks @lalaland I'm hoping things get better for her. Your story gives me hope!
I first noticed the soft eggs after a stress about 2 weeks ago. By mistake one day I had shut the kennel door leading into the barn - which means they can't get inside to the nest boxes, food, water. When I came home I was fit to be tied when I saw what I had done. They had been locked outside all day long. Some laid their normal eggs along the kennel on the floor just inside the barn.
Then the next morning there were 2 soft eggs under the roosts. One of these was below this girl.
Day after that, another one. Then skip a day or 2 and another.
Then it was yesterday that I noticed she was tail drooping and just laying by herself.
More stress on Monday when I removed one of the birds from the flock. She was re-homed, but was one of 3 that brooded together that includes the sick one. Not sure if that is adding to things or not.
One of the EEs is mean when this girl and her sister try to get on roosts at night adding to the stress. I penned the EE yesterday evening so that the sick girl can get on and off the roosts without trauma and it really calmed things down.
Yesterday evening she eagerly ate some kefir grains and I got a little extra calcium down her in a crushed pill form that she ate out of the kefir. She also ate a good amount of raw ground meat so at least she had an appetite late in the day.
Keeping the EE penned today so there is no stress from her and letting the sick girl be free with the others. Will see how it's going when I get home from work. Tail was a little higher this morning but she didn't want to take much of what I offered her...perhaps because I had put the vitamin in it and it was probably bad tasting :(