How to Get Eggs that Contain Omega 3

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by milee, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. milee

    milee Hatching

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    Is there a type of feed or supplement you can give your hens so they lay eggs that contain Omega 3?
     
  2. Peeplperson

    Peeplperson Songster

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    Good question:/

    I'd like to hear also, so here's a bump
     
  3. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

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    You can feed flaxseed, it's readily available at your feed store. I use 1 cup per 14 lbs of feed and it also makes your birds beautifully shiny!
     
  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

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    I read that birds that free-range lay eggs higher in Omega 3. Makes sense. It's in plants.
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    wait, i just posted on this. did you post somewhere else as well? Double posting is a no no
     
  6. steve2495

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    i am prty sure that all eggs have omega 3 in them and free range ones r higher in omega 3s
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
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    nope, my bad! Same question different poster....LOL in feeding, geesh i though i was going crazy when i didn't see my post [​IMG]
     
  8. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Flax seed all the way. There are some folks who feed fish products to boost OFA but it can be dicey to use. From what I understand the fish meal can become dangerously rancid before you even are aware of it.
     

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