This is my first try at incubating eggs and I am using a homemade incubator that so far works well for me. Sometimes it will drop to 97 if the house gets cold and the highest it will spike is 102 which was rare(Only happened 5 times I think). I started off with 6 eggs from hens that family out of town owns. 2 of them turned out to be infertile. The 4 other eggs I candled a week or two ago and saw blood veins and signs of life. I candled them again a week later and it was still the same, but this week one of the eggs you could not see through it and it smelled bad so I tossed it. The following day another one started to ooze and smell bad so I tosses it also. Yesterday the same thing happened, so I was left with only 1 egg. Well, today the last egg blew up in my incubator and I now know what it smells like. Goodness that is a gross smell, it made me sick to my stomach. I would have just let the incubator air out but I still have a peafowl egg in there so I just cleaned it out best that I could. Are there any ways to get the smell out other then just letting it air out? And I am wondering if I did something to cause all the chicken eggs to go bad or is it just something that happens? I want to know if there is a way to prevent this from happening before I try again because it don't want to lose any more chicks. I am open to any help that I can get. Thank you.