Went to shut the girls up for the night and found my Oksana in a nest box, in egg bound stance and panting. (GRAPHIC ALERT - read further at your own risk!) I flipped up her tail and saw it looked wet. Ran back up to the house to get a flashlight, towels, etc. to get a better look. Maggots and what looked like diarrhea and possibly old blood. When I rinsed her hind end (lots of maggots were everywhere) it looked like the ova duct had slipped loose, covering the vent, and an egg was jammed tight against that, completely obscurring the vent. I could also feel at least 1 more egg behind there, possibly 2 more. There was also some sort of long tissue 6-8 inches long that came away when I used the towel to clear away the vent area. I'm going to remember the smell for a long time. Considering all we were looking at (infection, multiple egg bound situation, I'm assuming the tissue was a prolapse, maggots) we decided to put her down rather than try extreme measures that would only make her more miserable. She was my 3rd egg bound hen (out of 8 hens total). We have not had any luck resolving an egg bound hen in the past, I could not put my Oksie through all that. Thinking back, a few days ago I noticed she had some solid poo stuck on her feathers, which I thought was kind of odd. I cleaned it off of her, gave her vent a quick look and didn't see any obvious problem. But the flies were following her a bit more than the others--I just thought it was because of the poo.