How do I make omega 3 eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SilkieCanada, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know what I need to feed my birds to make omega3 rich fatty eggs?
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know they get it from grazing, maybe giving them veggies does the same thing, or maybe alfalfa pellets if they'll eat them.
     
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  3. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking it has to do with sunshine, grass and bugs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!
     
  4. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure they maybe different ways but the most common is to add flaxseed to their feed. Of course unless it is part of your marketing scheme to sell you could also just eat flax yourself. The foraging is usually green plant material (and bugs) that give them a higher beta carotene content and that beautiful orange yolk.

    Love to hear from some of our more nutritional experts. Hopefully they'll chime in.
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Flaxseed will and often does change the flavor of the eggs if given too much, they eggs will really have an off taste.
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Make sure to feed them 3 Omegas a day. That always helps. [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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  8. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    I think Purina has a new feed with added Omega3.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Free ranging works here but i believe pendned birds benefit from ground flax seed and you can get small jars at the health food stores ,not sure where ya could get large amounts mabe the Internet can help on that
     
  10. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh its fine I was just wondering. Thanks guys.
     

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