I have an 8 month old EE. I noticed when she was preening herself today, that the feathers looked wet. So I checked her out and I think her vent might be infected. She had a horrible smell coming from her, but after washing her rear off, I couldn't find any wounds. All I could find were what looked like greyish,yellowish areas on the edges of her vent. Her vent is extremely warm too, and she is constantly flexing it. I don't believe it is prolapsed, as I have seen this with dogs and cats, at least, and it looks like everything that is supposed to be insided, is. I looked her over thoroughly, and she doesn't have any obvious wounds that I can see. She does stink like infection bad, though. I have read about vent gleet, and wonder if this is it. However, she doesn't seem to have nearly as much yuck as the hens in those pics. She hasn't laid an egg in about a week, but neither have some of my other 8 month olds. Her tummy feels normal, not swollen, and she otherwise acts fine, eating foraging, all that. I wouldn't of even thought anything was wrong, if I hadn't seen her feathers that looked icky and wet. I did see some fresh blood drops on the poop board, when I went to clean it too. Since no one roosts during the day, it had to be from last night. Very good chance it came from her, but not sure. Everyone else seems to be fine. I am so worried about her. Of course, she is my most absolute favorite hen. I would appreciate any help. I will post some pics as soon as I can get some help holding her. Thanks!