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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SilkieCanada, Sep 12, 2011.
Anyone know what I need to feed my birds to make omega3 rich fatty eggs?
I know they get it from grazing, maybe giving them veggies does the same thing, or maybe alfalfa pellets if they'll eat them.
I'm thinking it has to do with sunshine, grass and bugs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!
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.
Flaxseed will and often does change the flavor of the eggs if given too much, they eggs will really have an off taste.
Make sure to feed them 3 Omegas a day. That always helps.
I think Purina has a new feed with added Omega3.
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
oh its fine I was just wondering. Thanks guys.