Fertilized egg feels empty

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I have a broody Australorp, sitting on 4 fertilized eggs (that I purchased). She voluntarily moved from the popular nesting box to one on the ground (I tricked her with fake eggs, before I got fertilized ones). But I found 4 extra eggs under her. I don't know how they got there, because they all like laying up top (like 4 ft up in the nesting boxes.)

Anywho, the point of this - after I removed the unfertilized eggs, I found that one of the fertilized eggs felt a whole lot lighter than the others. Like empty feeling. I'm guessing that's bad? This is my first go at this.
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sumi

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That doesn't sound right. Eggs do lose about 12% of their weight during incubation, but the weight loss is not that noticeable when you weigh it in your hand. Candle the egg and check what's going on in there?
 

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