Can chicks hear you from inside the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rukayasophia, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. rukayasophia

    rukayasophia In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2012
    I was just wondering if baby chicks can hear you from inside the egg?

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Baby chicks inside the egg can hear and talk to the broody hen and they also talk to each other. I've seen my broodies talk to their unhatched chicks. Too cute!
  3. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    Yes they can. I always spend a few minutes several times a day from day 16 on talking to the chicks. I've noticed that if they hatch while i'm gone and i come home and go check the incubator I say "hi" to the chick and it starts chirping and looking for me, when i talk more and they realize i'm above they start looking at me and quiet down. Then once out of the incubator they move to the closest spot in the brooder to where they hear my voice. I end up having chickens that are extremely bonded to me :)

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