Omega-3 feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by soot87, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. soot87

    soot87 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2013
    Is this stuff a gimmick or the real deal? Seems like a smart idea if its the real deal. Thanks.
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    It's not a gimmick. If you feed it to them then it will increase the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the eggs.

    Giving them access to good pasture will also increase the amount of omega-3 in the eggs, but probably not to the extent that the fortified feed will.

    Whether it's a smart idea or not is up for debate. It won't hurt anything, but I always question why we go out of our way to fortify some foods when a diverse diet can make up for shortcomings. I figure if I need more omega-3's in my diet then I should eat more fish and wild rice rather than supplement a hen's diet.

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