I need some educated "education"! In three weeks I've had three sick girls (out of 8). The first one, I suspected had EYP. On day two, I had done my research and have a vet friend who was willing to give her a penicillin injection as well as painkiller, and send me home with two more days injections. She rebounded immediately and is doing well - although I don't think she's laying yet. The second one was a week later. She had the same symptoms as the first, but I suspected that my first "diagnosis" was incorrect since there was a second, identical case. My friend was not available to help, and she quickly died. This morning, I awoke to yet a third girl obviously not acting right. After the last one, I had mail-ordered my own penicillin and already have syringes. She's showing all the same symptoms (lethargic, no mites, not worms that I can detect, cooked-yolk looking in raw egg white looking) with the addition of the red swollen belly. I put her in a warm bath - where she fell asleep, dried her with the hair dryer, and gave her penicillin. So far so good tonight. She's asleep in the house. Does anyone have an idea what might be a contagion going through my girls that causes a bacterial peritonitis that might be affecting their egg production?? Or any other ideas? I really would like to see this stopped before the other girls are hit. Thanks very much in advance.