Ever wondered this about hatching eggs?

delawaregirl09

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I have hatched eggs about 5 times now, coming up on my 6th time. We always candle the eggs to see who is alive and what not, etc. BUT!!!!

Chicks do have heart beats, so I wonder what would happen if maybe the last two days or maybe on hatch day, late, you put a stethoscope on the egg and listen? Or maybe even 5 or 6 days? We should be able to hear something... right?
 

drmeyes236

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I have actually tried and couldn't hear anything. I use it to listen for the scratching inside the eggs though.
 

delawaregirl09

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Thats interesting, both of ya'll. I didn't know they made a machine to detect Heart Beat.

And you tried for the scratching? Hmm. I imagine the heart beat would be so tiny we wouldnt be able to detect it anyway, but it may be worth a try!
 

mulia24

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unfortunately i don't have any walmart here, even when i hear you all get hygro with $8 i get shocked since i bought mine $45 (with hard work and effort) and nothing cheaper than that here. and stethoscope is expensive in here.
 

Emilys3guppies

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Well, considering that I can hear a human fetus' heartbeat at 14 weeks gestation with a fetoscope (specialty stethoscope), when it is roughly the size of a chick, and through a thick layer of skin, muscle, fat, and other internal stuff, I'd say it's definately worth a try!
 

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