My BR hen Buzzy is going to be put down. Two days ago I noticed that she had a glob of poop stuck on her back end. The heat was too much so I decided to wait to clean it off - I didn't want to stress her (she hates me cleaning off her rear end). Today I went to let the girls out, and Buzzy was standing by the waterer. No big deal, I thought. But then she didn't bother coming over for breakfast. So I picked her up and checked her out. She stunk. Her whole back side is covered with wet poop and maggots. And that's not all. There is a huge gray blob with a red glob on it hanging out of a hole - and the hole is not her vent. It's below her vent. I really wish I could do something to save her... She's been my baby for 5 years and still lays an egg every day. She's my only barred Rock and the sweetest girl I have. But when I tried washing her off... This is going to give me nightmares... Around the edges of the gray blob... The maggots were eating through her skin. There were big maggots about 1/2 an inch long, and microscopic maggots barely a 1/16th inch. I don't know what the hole is from, unless it was caused by the maggots. But Buzzy seems to be in pain - she keeps closing her eyes and her breathing is slow and hard. She is drinking water like there's no tomorrow.. OH WHY DID I HAVE TO SAY THAT!!! I had an issue with maggots once before, but that hen didn't have a prolapse thing. She had just pooped all over herself and the maggots appeared. She died a couple day later. But I don't want to put Buzzy through it for so long. She deserves to have a quick death with little pain... why am I talking about it... I don't want you to die Buzzy... I love you... So I guess what I was supposed to be asking is... Is there anything I can do to prevent globs of poop on the rest of my birds? Some get messy bottoms, others don't. Any ideas why?