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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenfortress, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I had an idea. You can get fetal heart monitors which amount to an electronically enhanced stethoscope. For day 18 candling, I believe one of these will be more than powerful enough to pick up a heartbeat in an egg. I think I'd keep the volume down a bit at first because a cheep could be painful. I'm thinking it may need a cone formed on the reciever to enhance pickup. Silicone caulk will work, and it's cheap.

    I went to look for mine and I can't find it anywhere. If anyone has one lying around, I'd like to hear about your results. If this works, I think the price of the things on ebay may increase a bit in the short term.

  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Hmmm... I have some cheap earphone-stethoscope doohickey for listening to your baby when you're preggos ..... maybe that would work? I'll dig it out and let you know [​IMG]
  3. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Thats cheaper than the doppler units and it doesn't need a gel medium. It should work!
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I have a medical stethscope hmmm I wonder

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