Is music detrimental to hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frigginchi, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. frigginchi

    frigginchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have music on 24/7 where the eggs are incubating. Good? Bad? No difference?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless you have it so loud its vibrating things its probly good or indifferent
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would say no difference. My eggs are incubated with all sorts of noises. Barking dogs.. TV.. Arguing children.. Us yelling at the dogs :p

    I haven't seen a difference between chicks subjected to these sounds, and chicks not subjected to these sounds.

    Can't hurt.

    I would say music would help acclimate chicks to noises ONCE they've hatched. They'd be less likely to jump out in fear if they heard a bump in the night :)
     
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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have done exhaustive studies on music and chickens - it seems that they will hatch faster of played rock and roll, slower if played country and never get out of there shell with opera.

    Sorry, I am kidding. I have a late meeting at work but would rather be home with my 14 day incubated eggs.

    What in the world have I become?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    :yuckyuck

    I have heard hens lay better when played Bluegrass. Tried it. No change noted other than my ears bleeding when I collected eggs.
     
  6. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say kids do better on tests after listening to classical..maybe chicks hatch better too.
     

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