Who notices awkward smelling chicken? My whole family would be enjoying a meal and I would smell it and would gag at the scent sometimes. For the most part the chicken I eat smells good but there would be batch or a certain kind or type where the chicken smells bad or awkward kinda like the barn it was raised in. I'm guessing it's grain fed or maybe it has been out sitting for too long before it was cooked? I feel bad throwing away food especially meat since the poor animal had to die for the sake of my consumption. I need an answer as to why chicken has a tendency to smell bad or awkward, if anyone knows.