What a bad day! I have a Speckled Sussex that I suspect is suffering from the excess heat (it's very hot today and she's now comfortably established in my air conditioned house) and I also had to bring in my beloved Barred Rock for what seemed like the same symptoms as the SS, except there is an AWFUL smell coming from her vent area. I watched her take a normal poop before bringing her inside, and I'm pretty sure she laid an egg yesterday, and definitely the day before. Aside from a miniscule amount of white poopy stuff on her bottom feathers everything seems to be ok; I don't think she's egg bound or laying internally (I have plenty of experience with that... ) and I can't think of what else it could be. She's very droopy and lethargic, but again she just looks heat sick like my other bird. Any ideas why she has a stinky butt?? Thanks in advance!