When I got home around six last evening from running errands, I found one of my three month old bantam cochin pullets with a large raw area on her back. I brought her in the house and examined her - the skin from the lower fourth of her back to the very tip of her tail is completely gone. (No animal seems to have gotten in the run while I was gone - I suspect it was a friend's rooster that I'm babysitting. The babies are in their own little cage within the run, but I think the roo must have gotten in there and out again - the cage door was closed but not latched, and the other baby was out and hiding behind the cage, unhurt, thankfully. It's ironic, too - I'm keeping the rooster because he's been beating up my friend's hens, and we thought maybe being with older, more dominant roosters and hens might teach him some manners). Her poor little back is completely raw, and what looks like the end of a bone right at her tail is completely bare. It was all still moist when I found her, and thankfully there wasn't any dirt or debris in it. I trimmed off whatever feathers were surrounding or touching the wound, rinsed it off with half water/half betadine solution, and slathered it generously with Neosporin ointment (the type without painkillers). She ate and drank some after her triage, and has been sleeping quietly since, but hasn't pooped since I found her. I have a gauze pad coated with Neosporin loosely draped over her back end, but as soon as she's up and about it's going to come off, and I'm not quite sure how to keep one in place without covering her vent. She's pretty small still... maybe I could make a tiny version of a hen saddle out of tee-shirt material, that would stay in place but keep her vent clear. Should I worry that she hasn't pooped yet? I did already find and read that excellent article/posting on BYC here by Nathalie Ross about wound care, but this is the first wound of this kind I've had to deal with. This little pullet is the sweetest thing... I really would hate to lose her. She's one of the gentlest, friendliest little peeps I've ever had, even compared with my super-sweet Seramas. One of our cats went missing a week ago, so I was already upset even before all of this. I guess I just need a little hand-holding. Any advice will be greatly appreciated - thank you!!