omega 3 supplement

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kmatt87, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone add this to their chicken feed? I've seen it at stores and was wondering if it makes much of a difference
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't do a supplement per se, but I do try to give them food that is high in omega3, in particular, flax seed and leafy green vegetables. I don't know if I buy into the idea of it reducing the cholesterol in the eggs but who knows? It can't hurt and I do believe those foods are good for them (and us) so...
     
  3. pupsicle

    pupsicle Out Of The Brooder

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    My mother-in-law fed her 200+ Omega 3 supplements at one point, but the eggs started tasting horribly fish. I don't give mine the supplement, but if I did I'd check first to make sure that they're not fish- or kelp-based.
     
  4. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i never thought of that. Something else to think about when researching.... thanks
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Many supplements are flax seed based, but that too can make eggs taste fishy if given too much. It is not just fish meal that does this.
     
  6. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine regular flax seed...but only about a tablespoon a week...I mix it in with yogurt so they don't get a lot per bird. Chia seeds and sprouted radish seeds are also high in omega3, but I've not tried them...yet ;) So are walnuts, but they're just too darned expensive for our budget.
     

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