My chick somehow managed to kick off his bedding until there was just newspaper on the ground, then proceeded to flop on the floor trying to get up. When I found him, the insides of his legs and tips of his wings were rubbed raw. Then I saw his rear. It was covered in yellow goo. I managed to clean it off, and found that the source of the goo was not his vent - it was a hole in his abdomen. I really need to take care of this fast. If he does not get infected, he will still become dehydrated. The only thing I can think that caused this is when he flopped on the newspaper. Anything other possible causes? I don't know how to go about treating this, not even sure how to cover the wound. Also, what (if any) medicines do I use - anything I put on it will likely end up in his intestine. Please help!
Edited by Rhodies Rock - 8/21/12 at 4:20pm