Local Farm-Fresh Eggs from Gainesville Farms
FARM FRESH EGGS FOR PETS & PEOPLE
We are proud to support local farmers in Alachua County and the surrounding area. Our farms deliver fresh eggs to us weekly but they do sell out fast! Because the animals are free-range, (living their best life naturally!), the availability of our eggs is seasonal.
Chicken Eggs | Duck Eggs | Quail Eggs | Turkey Eggs
Chickens, ducks, and quail will lay eggs year-round but they do slow down considerably in the winter and sometimes when it's extremely hot outside. If the eggs you want are out of stock and you want to make sure you get some on the next delivery, contact us for availability and we'll set a dozen or two aside for you from our next batch!
Share some nutritious, locally sourced, farm-fresh eggs with your pets!
Benefits of Feeding your Pet Eggs
Eggs are a great addition to your pet's meals or as a standalone snack. The egg is a powerhouse of nutrition, both the whites and the yolk, but also the shell itself. Eggs contain all the essential amino acids and are a very highly digestible source of protein with a high nutritional value. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, too!
Eggs are a perfect source of protein and are considered a gold standard because they’re almost the closest you can get to 100 percent complete protein. A highly digestible source of protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals!
There are so many ways to feed eggs to your dog or cat. You can cook them; hard-boiled, scrambled, fried, poached, and so forth—or serve them raw. You can make omelets or frittatas for you and your pet to share; just don’t add ingredients that can harm your pet (such as onions, chives, and garlic), and go light on the salt and pepper.
Eggs are perfect as a binder when added to warm oatmeal or rice. You can use them for a meal topper, enhancing a kibble meal with fresh and bioavailable proteins and other nutrients. (Make sure you take into account the calories in an egg before supplementing your pet’s food.) And, you can grind up the shells for a great and very affordable source of calcium carbonate.
Eggs are cheap, easily obtained, and an outstanding source of nutrition for your dog or cat. While there are misconceptions about the safety of eggs, the health benefits certainly outweigh the risks. And by feeding eggs whole, as nature intended, you’ll counteract any possible imbalances.
But it’s important to remember that many eggs are sprayed with a chemical to make them look shiny … so it’s best to get your eggs from a local organic farmer.
What about the Salmonella?
On average one out of every 20,000 chicken eggs contains a small amount of salmonella that is deposited into the sac by the hen. That means there is a 0.005% chance of an egg containing salmonella. It's important to note that dogs and cats digest food at a much different and faster rate than humans do.
What about Cholesterol?
You don’t need to worry about cholesterol and your dog or cat. Cholesterol doesn’t have the same effect in dogs and cats as it does in humans and they don’t get the same cholesterol-related diseases as humans. That means you don’t need to feed egg whites only. If your pet is taking in too much egg, you will see weight gain due to too many additional calories long before any other issues arise.