Abnormal vent development

Livingthehenlife

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I have a chick that was hatched with what appears to be an underdeveloped vent. There is only an itty bitty pin hole. She can’t pass anything on her own. She hatched Friday and I wanted to wait to cull her until I heard feedback but my prior post received no helpful response whatsoever. Has anyone experience this? Will it correct itself? Is this an obvious cull?
 

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I have a chick that was hatched with what appears to be an underdeveloped vent. There is only an itty bitty pin hole. She can’t pass anything on her own. She hatched Friday and I wanted to wait to cull her until I heard feedback but my prior post received no helpful response whatsoever. Has anyone experience this? Will it correct itself? Is this an obvious cull?
I do not have any experience with this. I only broody hatch. I will tag some others who may be able to offer their input. But with no experience, if I had a chick like you are describing, I would euthanize.
Good luck.
@aart, @azygous, @Wyorp Rock
 

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"Form and function" are the two major design principles and all else flows from those. Nature also follows these prinicples. A chick that has a non-functioning vent and not much form to it isn't going to be able to live. Your choice is to euthanize now or let it suffer for a little while until it dies.

Matter isn't always assembled according to blueprint. Mistakes are made.
 

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