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Feeding eggs to my dog

post #1 of 8
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I have a 9lb. papillion/pom cross...how many Quail eggs can I feed her daily, weekly?

We raise our own Quail & my dog loves the eggs...just wondering if anyone knows info. on the amount one can feed to my size of dog.

Quail eggs are very small compared to chicken eggs.  It takes roughly 3-4 quail eggs to make up just 1 chicken egg.

I have been giving her roughly 1 daily to roughly maybe 4-5 weekly.

Can anyone give me their take on this?

thx so much

post #2 of 8

one a day definitely isn't going to hurt her.  also, you can crumble the shells and feed those as well.

post #3 of 8
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thx so much for the reply....but....don't think I'd even consider crushing the shells for her...I actually as does my husband once the egg is in the bowl, we check for any tiny shell that may be in there & take it out.  Don't want her to choke on them or have any sharp edges hurting inside her intestines or bowel.

What makes you say "you can also crumble the shells & feed those as well."    Do you have knowledge about Quail eggs inparticular?    Would love to hear back from you on this again. ty so much

post #4 of 8

the shells aren't going to hurt her.   they aren't anywhere near strong enough to cause any internal damage.

I don't have any knowledge of quail eggs but I do have knowledge of a raw or species appropriate diet for dogs.    Egg shells are an excellent source of calcium for dogs.

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thx for getting back to me on this once more...but would love to hear more on your knowledge of a raw or species appropriate diet for dogs.

Keeping in mind that she is only very small breed & only weighs 9 lbs.

looking forward to hearing more from you  :)

post #6 of 8

wwww.rawdogranch.com      I have a friend who feeds raw to her toy and mini poodles.   Another who raw feeds Chinese Cresteds from the time they are weaned.    

 

what would you like to know about feeding?

post #7 of 8

Now my dogs are much bigger, but I will happily give them multiple WHOLE and RAW chicken eggs a day long-term. We have an underweight rescue right now who was getting 4-5 eggs a day for a bit (maybe a 50lb dog) mixed into grain free kibble and a bit of pumpkin and rice (across 3 meals). This dog went from pooping liquid when we got her to solid poops as soon as what we were feeding started coming out despite 5 eggs a day. Not a single stomach problem since. The rule of thumb, even for sharp or hard objects is that if it is smaller than a piece of kibble, it is safe to ingest whole. If you are really concerned about something sharp, you can feed a high fiber food like pumpkin or oats with it. This will bulk up the stool and the fibers will help "wrap around" sharp edges, like hair in a brush. So I suspect, given how much smaller quail eggs are (proportionately smaller?) you could feed at least an egg a day safely, but probably more. Dogs are surprisingly resilient and will probably handle most things you toss at them as long as it's not completely the worst thing ever.

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One robust Easter Egger flock, the occasional meat birds, two killer dogs, a garden, and more rabbits than you can shake a stick at!

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post #8 of 8
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I sure do thank you for the info.  Gonna give my Missy an egg a day or every other day.  She sure does love them.

Given the size of the eggs as I have mentioned, they are just a great size for smaller breeds.  And also one should Google Benefits of Eating Quail Eggs for humans.

I have a site on facebook "Farm Fresh Quail Eggs" should you want to check it out.  They are 'extremely' much more healthier for a person let alone a dog.

anyhow, we close on the chatter  & thanks to all for the info. & the chat on my thread.  So glad to become a member of the Backyard Chickens...sooooooooo awesome of a site.

So until we peep again....so t chrip...till next time...thx again. all.  :frow

Be sure to pop in on this thread from anyone else that has great ideas on this also...would love to hear from any & all that love to share.  :highfive:

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