Good whole grain organic feed for omega eggs?

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  1. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anybody know a good organic wholegrain recipe for omega 3 eggs.
     
  2. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    To get the Omega 3 in the feed you will have to add flaxseed. That is a readily available source. Not sure of what other grains are high in Omega 3.
     
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alot of this omega 3 eggs is nothing more than creative marketing, would be far better off just eating some of the types of things they feed to chickens in hopes some of the omega 3 is passed onto the eggs.

    http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/webextras/bed_eggs/egg_stats.html?bed_eggs

    Beans, fish oils, flax oil, nuts, nut oils, olive oil, sprouts, leafy vegies.
     
  4. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    i figured, thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Free ranged chickens on pasture also have higher Omega 3 in there eggs than store bought eggs.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Forget omega eggs, just eat a spoon of flax for yourself. Get the fats (omega3) and the fiber directly without most being metabolized by the bird. LOL Marketing at it's finest.
     
  7. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    you misunderstand, i AM the marketer! i realize that 'omega3' eggs fetch a higher price, and at what cost, a spoonful of flax seeds! i am looking forward to organic, free run omega 3 quail eggs! wondering what that'll rake in......but i do not intend to rip off people, my eggs will live up to their expectations! plus, my run is humongous, and is filled with trees roosts and grasses, but i still cannot technically call it 'free range' cause they are still penned in:(
     
  8. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a good source of omega 3 is grass.
     
  9. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I added flax to my babies foods, also give them cracked sunflower seeds, nuts , sprouts and so much more.... Every day! But my girls did not take to the flax, they just refuse it. I still add anyways hoping they will eat some. They free range now for more then 8/10 hours a day . I think there pretty much full of omega lol
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:
    i am looking forward to organic, free run omega 3 quail eggs! wondering what that'll rake in

    Depends where you are at.
    Around here, you would get from .25 to 2.00 a dozen for quail egg depending on the time of the year and it doesn't matter if there organic, free run, omega 3 or regular old quail eggs.

    Chris​
     

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