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Omega-3 eggs***Fish Meal Feed

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I read an article in Bottom Line Magazine today titled

                            "Super Food for Your Brain."

"Eggs containing Omega-3 are among the best foods for the brain because they contain Folate along with Omege-3's and Choline. Folate is a B vitamin that's strongly linked to mood and mental performance."

Recommended: " Up to eight eggs a week. Only buy eggs that say Omega-3 on the label. It means that the chickens were given a FISH MEAL diet. Eggs without this label contain little or no Omega-3's."

Does anyone know where to buy this fish meal feed? Do any of you make it for your chickens?
Thanks

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post #2 of 59

we use left over fish we fry up in the summer, I put it through my magic bullet to grind it up and then into freezer bags and store it in the freezer.  Some ppl use all leftover fish products.

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post #3 of 59

There are several places you can order the fish meal from, I think I got my last 50# bag from 7 Springs Farm .  According to their web site, they aren't selling the one preserved with Naturox anymore, with is approved for organic programs.  This version is available from Countryside Naturals .  You can find more options by dong a search for fish meal with Naturox (or Ethoxyquin, whichever you prefer).

Edited to say: your chickens will LOVE you for it! celebrate


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in Middle Tennessee
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Thanks, by the way I love Tenn. We have a cabin on the NC, GA, and TN border and we hope to end up there full time someday.

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post #5 of 59

I feed my chickens flax seeds instead, I have read complaints that feeding chickens fish meal makes the eggs taste "fishy" but haven't tried it myself to know whether this is true or not.  I feed them flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc, etc.

post #6 of 59

Do black oil sunflower seeds have the omega-3's? I feed it anyway with their scratch and was wondering if I'm also making healthier eggs.

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post #7 of 59

I think catching a fish, cleaning it, feed chickens the scraps, eat the good parts is a good way to get lots of omega 3 in your diet. I could be wrong though.

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post #8 of 59
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Originally Posted by luvmygirlsinAK 

I feed my chickens flax seeds instead, I have read complaints that feeding chickens fish meal makes the eggs taste "fishy" but haven't tried it myself to know whether this is true or not.  I feed them flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc, etc.


I have flax seed, how much do you feed them?

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post #9 of 59

I feed flax seeds. I also bought some ground up flax seeds. I mix it in with their food. Not sure how much I put in there, I just throw it in and mix it around. I also as a treat had a jar I keep of whole flax seeds and dried fruits and seeds I give as treats when I go out to see my chickens. I give a few handfuls to pass around. My mother in law insists I give them flax seeds even offered to pay for it. /shrug

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Originally Posted by luvmygirlsinAK 

I feed my chickens flax seeds instead, I have read complaints that feeding chickens fish meal makes the eggs taste "fishy" but haven't tried it myself to know whether this is true or not.  I feed them flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc, etc.


I have flax seed, how much do you feed them?


I give them (all organic) 1 part flax seeds, 1 part sunflower seeds, 1 part pumpkin seeds, 1 part dried coconut chips, 1 part dehulled barley, 3 parts spelt grain, 3 parts alfalfa pellets, 2 parts dried corn, 1 part oatmeal, 2 parts hard winter wheat, 3 parts layer pellets, 1 part layer crumbles (I have a very small banty english game hen, all the way up to a 2 1/2 ft. tall lt. Brahma rooster in my coop) I mix these up in a large container with a lid, and give 1/4 of it 4 times per day.  I also give them layer pellets free choice, and free choice: kelp, dried molasses, cayenne, a mineral supplement, dried comfrey, dried parsley, oyster shell grit and granite grit, and I also add raw apple cider vinegar to their water.

You might guess that they seem to be very healthy girls, indeed!!! big_smile

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