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Pastured eggs online?

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Created May 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Why can't I find any sources for pastured eggs, online? I can understand the difficulty of the logistic process, since eggs are fragile. However, this seems like a huge opportunity for a business to make some serious money. I love eggs, but I am tired of eating "Vegetarian fed hens". It seems my only hope is to raise my own, which is cool, but currently not ideal. Anyway, if anyone has any information on this subject, I would appreciate it greatly.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on May 29, 2012
at 11:39 AM

I prefer the Sockeye over the Pink salmon, I like the taste better and I think the Sockeye salmon is fattier (in a good way)... I ordered a case of the 24/7.5oz, it's on the way now! And FYI for those reading, the 7.5oz has bones/skin as well.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

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on May 24, 2012
at 09:23 PM

You get more oz for less money, buying the 24/7.5oz vs the 12/14.75oz. They don't say if the 7.5oz has skin and bone. If this is the case, the 7.5oz is an excellent deal, because instead of opening a 14.75 and saving half for another day, you can just eat the 7.5oz as a meal and not worry about saving leftovers. I am not a big fan of left overs, because reheating and potentially going bad. I, need to investigate a bit further, but if the 7.5oz has bone/skin then I am buying over $100 worth. I'll report any findings here.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Oh wow, if I am correct. You get more oz for less money, buying the 24/7.5oz vs the 12/14.75oz. They don't say if the 7.5oz has skin and bone. If this is the case, the 7.5oz is an excellent deal, because instead of opening a 14.75 and saving half for another day, you can just eat the 7.5oz as a meal and not worry about saving leftover. I am not a big fan of left overs, because reheating and potentially going bad. I, need to investigate a bit further, but if the 7.5oz has bone/skin then I am buying over $100 worth.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:11 PM

They have the pink salmon variety. You not a fan of this type of salmon? I've always bought pink salmon. I love how long these canned products can last.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on May 24, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Nice find... looks legit, wild caught and BPA free... the 14.75oz is currently sold out until Sept, but the 7.5oz cans are in stock. I might have to order some myself! Also, from the website it says "eat within 7 days of opening", but I never go more than a couple days either...

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 06:10 PM

After a little searching, I found a company called Trident Seafoods. They make a 14.75oz can of salmon with bones and skin. They claim to use no Bpa lining in the cans. Directly off their site they sell 12/14.75 oz for about $68 plus $5 shipping. I will probably, just order 24 and eat salmon 2-4 times a week. Keeping my egg intake a little lower, until I can find higher quality eggs. As a rule of thumb, if I eat half the can today, what is the longest I should wait to eat the other half? In the past I never went past 2 days. Once it hits the air, it only goes bad.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 05:25 PM

True, the salmon is skinless/boneless... but honestly, for a quick grab to throw a salad together for lunch at work it can't be beat (the tuna is also tasty). That being said, I also like to eat the whole fish cooked with bones and skin, so for that I just get the "Wild" Sardines which are also amazing.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:56 PM

What is wrong with the skin and bones? Wild Planet sure is misleading because there is nothing "wild" about a salmon without its skin and bones. There is no way to win this. I use to eat bumblebee canned pink salmon with the bones and liquid, often. A quick look at 3 oz of raw pink salmon vs canned bone/skin salmon, shows some big differences. What is wrong with the world today, food is fuel go play a video game if you want some enjoyment. I, guess in order to afford salmon, that is BPA free with bones, I'll have to start a salmon farm myself. Thanks though for the info, I'll keep looking.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on May 24, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Back to the run, though--you can set up a coop and enclose the run with netting, which you can then move around as needed. I recently reconfigured mine, and planted a veggie garden on the section that they chickens have been pooping on for two years.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:26 PM

How big a run should be is up for debate. Really, though, it doesn't need to be huge, and people forget how destructive chickens are to yards and gardens. As for feed, my chickens DO get soy in their feed. The difference is that they're also supplementing with bugs and greens and pretty much all the scraps from the house, including meat and fish. It's really hard to get non soy stuff, not to mention REALLY expensive. Also, when I experimented with local whatever stuff, the protein was a powder that they just left--and they quit laying.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Try Wild Planet canned salmon, BPA free cans and it's amazing... as good as frozen salmon IMHO... as for food pills, I eat a whole foods limited supplemental diet, so I have no input on that...

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:12 PM

@ThatOneGuy Haha, yeah they are pricey, which is why I usually buy eggs for $4 a dozen at my local Farmer's Market... so, at $7.75 ($7/doz in bulk) a dozen they are a once in a while type of thing. However, keep in mind these eggs are HUGE and they can be shipped anywhere in the US. If I had to guess, I'd say you are getting at least 25% more egg and finding soy free non GMO pastured eggs, even at the Farmer's Market is hard. I guess on a per lb basis, these eggs are still pretty cheep compared to fish/chicken/beef/etc... at least this is what I tell myself when I occasionally order them, haha

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Yeah, my parents have about an acre of property total and my dad actually wants some chickens. However, the backyard is not completely fenced in. He doesn't want to fence it in, because he says he wants it to remain all natural. (rabbits are all over the place) How small of a run is acceptable, for healthy chickens?Honestly, I find myself slightly stressing over this whole thing. I just see a big yard and having only a small space for the chickens seems like a waste. However, smaller space with high quality feeding, may be better than buying factory farmed soy fed eggs. Thanks for the tip.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 02:40 PM

"The eggs are a bit expensive". Thanks for the link, but I'd be working for eggs at these prices. I guess, I need to do some research and get my own chickens, or find someone local. For now I am stuck with egglands best. I need, an additional protein source, beside my grass-fed ground beef. It's either soy in my eggs or bpa in my canned salmon. Any eta on a once a day food pill? The last 3 weeks I've been on a pure fat, cyclical ketogenic diet, taking only supplements, butter and mct oil. It's been wonderful, and I felt great. Have much more time, without eating food. Anyway, thanks again.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 12:59 PM

I live on the Texas gulf coast. I did a further search of why people don't sell eggs online. Maybe it has to do with the hens slowing or stopping production of their eggs during the winter. You have to continue to feed them and keep them healthy, but have no product to sell. I am trying to clean my diet up, to bulletproof standards. Eggs are a good source of nutrition, but I want quality.

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44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 01:56 PM

If you can't find pastured eggs locally at a Farmer's Market, Tropical Traditions sells awesome pastured eggs (No Soy, Non GMO organic coconut based feed). The eggs are a bit expensive, but they're probably the best eggs I've ever had (IMHO) and they're HUGE!

http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/organic_soy_free_eggs.htm

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Oh wow, if I am correct. You get more oz for less money, buying the 24/7.5oz vs the 12/14.75oz. They don't say if the 7.5oz has skin and bone. If this is the case, the 7.5oz is an excellent deal, because instead of opening a 14.75 and saving half for another day, you can just eat the 7.5oz as a meal and not worry about saving leftover. I am not a big fan of left overs, because reheating and potentially going bad. I, need to investigate a bit further, but if the 7.5oz has bone/skin then I am buying over $100 worth.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 05:25 PM

True, the salmon is skinless/boneless... but honestly, for a quick grab to throw a salad together for lunch at work it can't be beat (the tuna is also tasty). That being said, I also like to eat the whole fish cooked with bones and skin, so for that I just get the "Wild" Sardines which are also amazing.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Try Wild Planet canned salmon, BPA free cans and it's amazing... as good as frozen salmon IMHO... as for food pills, I eat a whole foods limited supplemental diet, so I have no input on that...

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Nice find... looks legit, wild caught and BPA free... the 14.75oz is currently sold out until Sept, but the 7.5oz cans are in stock. I might have to order some myself! Also, from the website it says "eat within 7 days of opening", but I never go more than a couple days either...

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:23 PM

You get more oz for less money, buying the 24/7.5oz vs the 12/14.75oz. They don't say if the 7.5oz has skin and bone. If this is the case, the 7.5oz is an excellent deal, because instead of opening a 14.75 and saving half for another day, you can just eat the 7.5oz as a meal and not worry about saving leftovers. I am not a big fan of left overs, because reheating and potentially going bad. I, need to investigate a bit further, but if the 7.5oz has bone/skin then I am buying over $100 worth. I'll report any findings here.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 02:40 PM

"The eggs are a bit expensive". Thanks for the link, but I'd be working for eggs at these prices. I guess, I need to do some research and get my own chickens, or find someone local. For now I am stuck with egglands best. I need, an additional protein source, beside my grass-fed ground beef. It's either soy in my eggs or bpa in my canned salmon. Any eta on a once a day food pill? The last 3 weeks I've been on a pure fat, cyclical ketogenic diet, taking only supplements, butter and mct oil. It's been wonderful, and I felt great. Have much more time, without eating food. Anyway, thanks again.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:12 PM

@ThatOneGuy Haha, yeah they are pricey, which is why I usually buy eggs for $4 a dozen at my local Farmer's Market... so, at $7.75 ($7/doz in bulk) a dozen they are a once in a while type of thing. However, keep in mind these eggs are HUGE and they can be shipped anywhere in the US. If I had to guess, I'd say you are getting at least 25% more egg and finding soy free non GMO pastured eggs, even at the Farmer's Market is hard. I guess on a per lb basis, these eggs are still pretty cheep compared to fish/chicken/beef/etc... at least this is what I tell myself when I occasionally order them, haha

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 09:11 PM

They have the pink salmon variety. You not a fan of this type of salmon? I've always bought pink salmon. I love how long these canned products can last.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:56 PM

What is wrong with the skin and bones? Wild Planet sure is misleading because there is nothing "wild" about a salmon without its skin and bones. There is no way to win this. I use to eat bumblebee canned pink salmon with the bones and liquid, often. A quick look at 3 oz of raw pink salmon vs canned bone/skin salmon, shows some big differences. What is wrong with the world today, food is fuel go play a video game if you want some enjoyment. I, guess in order to afford salmon, that is BPA free with bones, I'll have to start a salmon farm myself. Thanks though for the info, I'll keep looking.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 06:10 PM

After a little searching, I found a company called Trident Seafoods. They make a 14.75oz can of salmon with bones and skin. They claim to use no Bpa lining in the cans. Directly off their site they sell 12/14.75 oz for about $68 plus $5 shipping. I will probably, just order 24 and eat salmon 2-4 times a week. Keeping my egg intake a little lower, until I can find higher quality eggs. As a rule of thumb, if I eat half the can today, what is the longest I should wait to eat the other half? In the past I never went past 2 days. Once it hits the air, it only goes bad.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on May 29, 2012
at 11:39 AM

I prefer the Sockeye over the Pink salmon, I like the taste better and I think the Sockeye salmon is fattier (in a good way)... I ordered a case of the 24/7.5oz, it's on the way now! And FYI for those reading, the 7.5oz has bones/skin as well.

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1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 24, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Check out Craig's List. Lots of people sell their eggs there--you may have to ask whether they're pastured or not. Keep in mind, however, that very few people actually let their chickens free range. My own big hens have a big run, which doesn't have a lot of grass in it now, but they get all sorts of scraps, worms, bugs, greens that I dump in there and so on. And their yolks are bright orange.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Yeah, my parents have about an acre of property total and my dad actually wants some chickens. However, the backyard is not completely fenced in. He doesn't want to fence it in, because he says he wants it to remain all natural. (rabbits are all over the place) How small of a run is acceptable, for healthy chickens?Honestly, I find myself slightly stressing over this whole thing. I just see a big yard and having only a small space for the chickens seems like a waste. However, smaller space with high quality feeding, may be better than buying factory farmed soy fed eggs. Thanks for the tip.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:26 PM

How big a run should be is up for debate. Really, though, it doesn't need to be huge, and people forget how destructive chickens are to yards and gardens. As for feed, my chickens DO get soy in their feed. The difference is that they're also supplementing with bugs and greens and pretty much all the scraps from the house, including meat and fish. It's really hard to get non soy stuff, not to mention REALLY expensive. Also, when I experimented with local whatever stuff, the protein was a powder that they just left--and they quit laying.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 24, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Back to the run, though--you can set up a coop and enclose the run with netting, which you can then move around as needed. I recently reconfigured mine, and planted a veggie garden on the section that they chickens have been pooping on for two years.

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on May 24, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Where do you live? If its the Midwest I have an awesome link!!

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 24, 2012
at 12:59 PM

I live on the Texas gulf coast. I did a further search of why people don't sell eggs online. Maybe it has to do with the hens slowing or stopping production of their eggs during the winter. You have to continue to feed them and keep them healthy, but have no product to sell. I am trying to clean my diet up, to bulletproof standards. Eggs are a good source of nutrition, but I want quality.

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