We put down our seven year old Barred Rock yesterday. She had collapsed and when I picked her up she had thousands of maggots crawling in and out of her vent, thousands. She had been acting slow lately but was still eating and drinking. I figured she was slowing down because of her old age. I never dreamed she was being eaten alive. Can someone explain to me why maggots were there in the first place? She had no sores around her vent. She was clean and looked good. I was shocked!!! It was the grossest thing ever!!!