stupid question about egg weight from a newb

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cluky, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Songster

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    would an egg get heavier as incubation progresses? I have this one egg under my broody and it is such dark color I cannot candle it. it has been close to 15 days now and suspense is killing me!!! the egg doesn't smell so "something" should be happening I hope. so question is of I were to compare the weight to newly lasted egg would it be heavier?
     
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  2. AmericanMom

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    I'm a newbie too, but I had read on here somewhere that they actually get lighter as the progress...
     
  3. chiqita

    chiqita Crowing

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    yes, they loose weight as the air cell gets bigger. IIRC its 3% a week
     

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