I'm a first time chicken owner, and recently my hen, Ruby, was found looking worse for wear after my neighbors little Chihuahua thing made a kerfuffle with our ponies. I reckon she got stepped on, Ruby, in the process. My mum isn't helping at all, and refuses to take any notice so I have to do it. I put Ruby away by herself in a dark box and I couldn't see any blood so she just looked a bit dazed. BUT this morning, I noticed her bum was a bit red and pooey, and I had a bad feeling some pinkish blob wasn't skin. I went to the awful conclusion it was like her intestine. Mum just told me to get a grip and not worry,but I did. And with good reason. I looked again not too long ago and her whole bum is crawling with maggots! It's awful! I need to give her a bath but whenever i see them I break down and begin to cry and mum just locks me outside and tells me to deal with it (she hates maggots). It think it IS her intestine, or something, and I have a feeling she'll die. But I don't want her to be eaten alive, and I am soo not having any idea what to do. This sounds to bad, I know, but I've never had chickens before, and I'm feeling so trapped and useless and careless and awful! Can someone help as to: ` Atleast get rid of the maggots so she can pass in peace ` Give me some insight?