Fertilized egg feels empty

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hfrink, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. hfrink

    hfrink Hatching

    Sep 1, 2014
    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. [​IMG]
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    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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