Embryo heart beat detection

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pascopol, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Anybody tried to detect sound of beating heart in hatching egg?

    That would be great alternative method to candling.
    I was never able to candle brown shelled eggs, also candling requires some skills and experience, to me it's kind of a hassle anyway.

    There is a device to check hatching eggs on the market doing just that, but it is very pricey.

    I wonder if a sensitive mike hooked to audio amp would detect the sound of beating heart in the developing egg.

    I am going to try something like this whith my next hatch.
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    That's cool. Let me know how it goes.
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Thanks for bringing up the link, I did not bookmarked it and I lost it.
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Y'know, now they have those little monitors for pregnant women so people can listen to the baby inside anytime they want. Wonder if that would work on the little eggies?
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:Wow! Those look like they would be awesome. I wonder how reliable they are and if they could be bought here.
  7. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    Wow after reading this link I went and got out my stephascope and listened to one of my silkie eggs that are due to hatch the 13 and you can hear it inside of the egg..how interesting.. [​IMG]

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