I'm new here, so please go easy on me. I've had a pretty bad turn of events here lately, and I just need someone to give me their honest opinion about whether I should call selling eggs quits. I had a regular egg customer who got her 2 dozen eggs for the week, per the usual, a couple of weeks ago. A couple of days later she called me back to tell me her husband found a chick in one of the eggs that morning. She was very sweet about it, and I apologized profusely and offered to refund her money. She said that it would not be necessary, and that was the last I heard from her for two weeks. Now let me explain the really frustrating part. I do not have roosters in my chicken yard. Period. There is no way she had gotten a chicken egg with a chick residing in it. I knew immediately then that she must have gotten one of the duck eggs we were trying to let our Pekin hatch. I had been avoiding gathering duck eggs entirely while she was sitting, but I talked to my husband and he said he had gathered an egg from the center of the coop that he thought our Polish chicken had laid. I'm certain it was a duck egg and that is how she ended up with that awful surprise. She called me back yesterday, the day she normally picks up her eggs, and told me she was going to drop off her cartons, but she wouldn't be ordering anymore which I completely understood and explained what happened- just so she would know we hadn't been selling her eggs that had been sitting outside for weeks on end. Again, she was very sweet, and said if it was up to her, she would order again, but she couldn't get her husband to touch another egg. Which I completely understand- I'm absolutely mortified that this happened and feel awful. Now that I've gone through all that, I'll make my point. Should I even bother selling eggs to anyone anymore? I have worked up a good customer base, and had just put down the framework for a bigger chicken barn, but I live in a small town and everyone is pretty connected. I just don't think that once this gets around, anyone will want to buy from me anymore and then I'll be stuck with a bunch of eggs I can't sell. Any thoughts? I just need someone else's objective opinion. Is it hopeless and I should just quit while I'm ahead? Or should I go ahead with my business and hope for the best? Ps- the ducks were moved to their own section of the farm after this fiasco. There won't be any chance that this could happen again.