Ugh! This is our first hatch, using a HovaBator 1588. We did candle all eggs so I know this is not a "rotten egg" smell, just a nasty-broken-eggshell-and membrane-and-gunk smell. We had 6 hatch yesterday, 2 today, one who appeared to die while hatching, and one more pipping now. I am desperate to get the chicks and the nasty old shells out of there but I've decided to wait until the last pip is out and dry, hopefully this evening. We have 5 eggs left with no sign of a pip, unless it's on the underside where I can't see it. It's Day 23 today. Is it okay to open the incubator after this last pip hatches and dries? Can I have it open long enough to throw out the nasty shells, etc.? I'll candle the ones that haven't hatched, but if there's still hope I want to put them back in and give them another day or so. The incubator's in DD's room and the smell is really getting to me. Blech.