My one year old Red Star has a giant bulge on her backside, under her vent. It is a soft, squishy bulge. I gave her a warm bath and massaged it, and she made no sign that it hurt. Either she has pulled her fluff back there off herself, or it fell out because the bulge is completely missing it's feathers. This particular hen has always had issues laying. She only lays every other day, and when she does, the egg is enormous! And it has a ring around the middle like she held it in place for a day. She also has trouble when she poops. She is my only hen that constantly has a poopy bottom. That is how we noticed this issue. We went to do our routine cleaning on her bum and noticed the giant bulge. She doesn't appear to be hurting. I'm not sure if she is eating and drinking like normal because our hens are free range. It has been exceptionally hot here (110 degrees!) for the past 2 weeks, but I've got her in the house with me now, in a room with all the shades drawn so that hopefully she won't try to produce another egg until we can figure this out. She has pooped since being in the house and it is normal-looking poop. ANY help would be much appreciated. I've included pictures below, hoping that someone else has seen this before and can help. She is all wet from her bath, but that's the only time you can actually see the bulge on her because she is a big fluffy ckicken. Her vent is at the top, under her tail feathers. There is a small, bloody spot on her bulge at the bottom. I am watching her closely today to see if she will eat and drink. Please help, if you can!