does manna pro omega egg maker work

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jk47, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bag said it will make the egg yolks darker and increase the omega levels . Does it really work how its advertisement says. I don't want to wast my money on somthing that wont work
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    jk47, you might want to offer them fresh veggie treats which they would adore and also be so good for them at the same time. Our poultry love treats from our farm garden. And yes, those eggs will be a different color when they get these elements. Broccoli, kale, spinach, greens - like turnips, mustards are excellent sources for these. So when you get veggies, then of your backyard flock. Some folks also use sprouted greens and share those too. Wheatgrass sprouts really well for example and is excellent to supplement your flock! Flax seed, chia greens are also great for them and chia is easy to sprout and use. So, if you have a small flock and eat veggies, I would personally encourage you to give them fresh greens. They love them and it would be a natural source of nutrients instead of "added" chemicals. Can you tell we farm without chemicals:) Hope this was helpful and great question. Hope you are enjoying your flock..... (PS our girls, like to have cabbage outer leaves from our cabbages) Actually they have not refused any green vegetable and very few fruit! )
     
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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The feed will to a point help with yolk color and will add some omega fatty acids to you chickens diet on top of what they would get during normal free ranging.

    If you want to darken yolk color and your birds don't/ cant free range you could offer some kale leaves in a pinch but some mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree would be better. Just get the cheap stuff in the can.

    I am no fan of Flax Seed at all.
    Raw Flax Seed needs to he heat treated to kill off the linase enzyme which when in a moist, acidic area (like a stomach) can produce hydrogen cyanide.
    Also Flax Seed is not recommended over 2 to 3 percent of a poultry diet. That means that they should only be around 2 pounds of Flax to 98 pounds of the poultry feed or around 1 teaspoon of Flax per pound of feed.

    I myself use Hemp Seed, Its is higher in proteins, has less fiber, has a good amount of omega fatty acids, cheaper than flax and I can use more of it in a poultry diet with out harming the birds or getting fish smelling eggs. Many country are doing away with flax in poultry feed and going to using hemp seed because they can use more with out health problems in the birds like liver hemorrhage, reduced feed intake, loss of bird size, loss of egg and yolk size etc.
     
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    Dead Rabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sir where do you recommend getting this hemp seed and what's your method of feeding it?
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I get mine from my mill, but you can get it at health food stores and on line also just google food grade hemp seed. I just mix the hemp seed right into the "scratch/ conditioning" grain mix that I mix up.

    I got a pigeon grain mix one time and even saw hemp seed mixed in it.

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    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dead Rabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying a new experiment. I soak and feed dog food to my fowl couple times a week. They are partial to this food. Lately I've started soaking rabbit pellets with the dog food. Mixing it together. The fowl don't care for the pellets but mixed with dog food in a mush like Consistancy they do eat it slowly. I'm thinking the alphalpha and other vegetable matter in pellets will give the eggs that dark yolk that is a byproduct of free ranging and foraging. Esp. This time of year with everything dead and covered in snow

    Any others have experience with this?
     

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