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#69270 - 08/20/05 05:21 PM omega 3 eggs
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I would like my chickens to lay omega 3 eggs. I have found very little information on this and would appreciate any & all informatio. I know it is what I feed the chicken. I have one recipe so far for a feed mixture.

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#69271 - 08/20/05 07:44 PM Re: omega 3 eggs
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Unless you have a way to keep lab testing the eggs, you can never be sure at all, that there IS such a thing! Not to worry, eggs are good food and about as equal a food value as you can find. Advertising is the driving force and you and I have no way of knowing whether it is so! Most is just that--advertising. CJR

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#69272 - 08/20/05 08:40 PM Re: omega 3 eggs
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The following links provide interesting reading. My favorite link is the last. CJR is right in that eggs are a darn good food period. If your girls get to nibble grass and bugs all day, they are even better.

Olivia Grace

http://www.engormix.com/e_articles_view.asp?art=104
http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/poultry/fatty.html
http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/flaxnut17.htm
http://www.lionsgrip.com/chickens.html

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#69273 - 08/23/05 12:03 PM Re: omega 3 eggs
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Registered: 08/16/02
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Loc: New York
Eggland's Best is able to make the claim about Omega-3 because of the testing and monitoring it does. Its claim is based on feed which is high in flax-seed. Before you simply add flax-seed to your hens' diet, be aware that there are health dangers due to overfeeding flax.

I have also read that free-range chickens with a diet high in grasses produce eggs that are as high or higher in Omega-3 than eggs of hens fed flax-seed. I have seen a label on an egg carton that did not make a specific health claim but instead offered an informational tip, something on the lines of "Did you know that eggs from free range hens have been shown to be low in fat but high in Omega-3?"

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