We just lost our last EE this morning. She was 1 1/2. We lost the other three last fall. They had barely started to lay before the passed. I was hoping this last hen would make it longer. She seemed to be doing quite well until yesterday. She showed all the signs of being egg bound...droopy tail, not moving around much, not eating much, vent contracting a lot as if trying to push out an egg. I tried to help her by soaking her in warm water and isolating her so she could lay. She jumped into her nesting box yesterday and seemed to be doing somewhat ok under the circumstances. When I checked on her this morning, she wasn't doing very well at all...and moments later she passed. Maybe I shouldn't be so attached to these hens, but I really want to know why all of my EEs passed at such a young age. Is it something we're doing or bad genetics or....who knows what else. All of our other birds seem to be doing fine. So any advice or sharing of knowledge would be greatly appreciated! TIA!