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Air sacks not shrinking enough

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Most of the questions I see are about air sacks getting too big, but I have the opposite problem. Here in the humid Pacific NW I do not add any humidity to my incubator, I have good air flow (cabinet incubator), and I have a separate hatcher where I can increase the humidity at hatch time. Problem is that even with zero added humidity my air sacks are often way too small, making it very difficult for my ducklings at hatching time.

I have several eggs that I had to was before setting them, and those air sacks seem to be doing better, but this is not an ideal solution since it can create other issues.

Is there anything I can do to help?
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Put a dehumidifier in the room. Preferably a small room or even a large closet.

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Most of the questions I see are about air sacks getting too big, but I have the opposite problem. Here in the humid Pacific NW I do not add any humidity to my incubator, I have good air flow (cabinet incubator), and I have a separate hatcher where I can increase the humidity at hatch time. Problem is that even with zero added humidity my air sacks are often way too small, making it very difficult for my ducklings at hatching time.

I have several eggs that I had to was before setting them, and those air sacks seem to be doing better, but this is not an ideal solution since it can create other issues.

Is there anything I can do to help?

I live in the Pacific Northwest as well.. But my humidity is too low if I don't add water. I have heard of people buying dehumidifier stop help if their environment has a high humidity. Is there a way to move the bator in a more stable area in the house or create a box that it can be put in. What does the humidity read in the bator now and how many days of incubation are you on?

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I have a friend with humidity problems in Puerto Rico. He moved his incubator into his computer room with servers and other equipment running. Now his humidity is perfect.

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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