Hello! I am new here and as I was writing this post, my 3 year old Rhode Island Red died. Yesterday, we realized "four" wasn't well and when I picked her up her vent was covered with maggots. My husband reamed her out and she was full of hardened egg?...alot of it. We cleaned her out as well as we could and made her comfortable with food and water. She seemed very responsive and ate and drank...she wanted to get better. She moved into a shadier spot and we could tell she was very tender. Today she was again covered with maggots on the vent and we could smell infection...she died a short time later. Can anyone tell me what happened to her?