This is my first experience hatching eggs and when removing the dried chicks from the bator a BAD odor hit me! I don't recall reading on this forum to be expecting bad smell. BTW out of 42 eggs, 3 did not develope, 1 was dropped early (oops) and one did not hatch that makes 37 chicks hatched. I'm proud of myself and DD. All we had was a still air LG.