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Omega-3 eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pride&joy, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure if I am asking this correctly but what should I feed my chickens so they lay omega-3 enriched eggs?
     
  2. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allow them to pasture and supplement with feed that contain fish meal.

    Here is some good information regarding omega-3. My chickens spend all (for now) their time in the coop/run so I supplement with lots of rich greens for their treats. They liked the wheat grass I gave them before so I've started growing them in trays. My layer feed (cascade) also contains fish meal.

    http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flax and or fish meal

    Both are high protein Flax 34% fish meal 60%

    I would not go over 20% of their diet on the flax or 5% of their diet on fish meal.

    ON
     
  4. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you for the info both I and my chickens say [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sprout wheat in the winter for them.
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    pasture grass is the best source for Omega 3's and also the easiest and cheapest... free ranging out to do it. [​IMG]
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Put the green feed to them. Let them harvest their own or cut it for them, but green feed is the way to go.
     
  8. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    A.T. Hagan :

    Put the green feed to them. Let them harvest their own or cut it for them, but green feed is the way to go.

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    Indeed.... Free range or pasture
    However in my part of the world the green world turns to white for about 6 months of the year... I am not sure of the omega-3 values of snow is that great.....SO I supplement with Alfalfa, sprouted, wheat, oats, BOSS, Flax and fish meal....
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    ON​
     
  9. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Is "yard grass" as good as pasture grass?.... I dont have a pasture [​IMG] but i guess with only 3 chickens, i dont really need one.
     
  10. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add me to the sprouting folk. Its so easy and they can never refuse sprouts.

    I did organic scratch grains in the sandy run during the summer, but now I have proper trays. In them I do alfaalfa, brassica sprouts, and loads of wheat grass which I plan to have on rotation for regular harvest.
     

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