We have a 5 or 6 year old hen, Bernadette, Bernie for short. We got her 3 years ago. We didn't know when we got her but she was infested with mites. She almost died from them. She recovered and has done well. She has laid some of the largest hen eggs I have ever seen, like the size of large duck eggs. She is a bit lopsided, like she has some sort of scoliosis. Yesterday my husband noticed that she had something on her that he thought looked like poop, on her side, like the other chicken might have pooped on her when she was on the floor and the other chicken, Abby, was up on the roost. On closer observation it turned out to be oozing from her body. She came in the coop when I went to see what was going on with her and the stench was stunning. I looked closer at the area and saw maggots writhing in her body. My husband rinsed the maggots as best he could in the yard and then we brought her in the house and soaked her in several warm baths of several different substances - antibiotic soap solution and small amount of iodine, saline solution, warm water, saline solution. We then blew her dry and applied neosporin to the area. The area is large- 3x4 inches, that is without skin. It is down to her muscle and the fascia over the muscle. I understand from a friend who is a nurse that perhaps we shouldn't have put the neosporin on her flesh. I now want to wash it off and am not sure what to use to wash it off. It is now over 24 hours from our first beginning to clean the area. There seem to be no more maggots in the wound or on Bernie. She spent the night in our laundry room in a dog kennel with a heat lamp option in a corner of it. She ate and drank pretty well today. She's having regular waste movements that seem pretty normal looking. I have given her some cat food and some greens, some yogurt and some acidophilus. Also I've given her some garlic. I would like to get input on how to encourage this wound to heal. Thanks so much. I have added some photos of her injury today. This looks much better than how we found her on Wednesday, almost two days ago. I am quite embarrassed that this got out of hand so badly and seemingly so quickly. How fast can this type of thing happen. I have had chickens for 20 years and never seen anything like this before with any of our birds.