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#7797 - 04/20/04 09:02 AM omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Bo Pilgram came out with an omega 3 egg. I need omega 3 (found in fish oil)cus i have poor short term memory and poor consintration. I tried taking fish oil pills but they flooded my gall bladder with oil and my Gall Stones acted up.(painful).
How the Heck did Bo get the omega 3 in the eggs. Simplist thought is feed the fish oil to the hens but is that all there is to it?
Bo wants darn near $4 dz for his eggs. fish oil is cheap.
If any one realy knows how he did it please tell me. Mellissa
confused (omega3 deficciant chick)

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#7798 - 04/20/04 11:43 AM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Feed your hens grass. Here is a link: one of many possible grass-fed sources

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#7799 - 04/20/04 11:44 AM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Many people believe that feeding flax seed is the best way to increase the amount of omega-3, but it is not, and you may hear from some of those people in this thread.

The best way is to feed less grains and more grass.

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#7800 - 04/20/04 11:54 AM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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There is about 20 years of published research on the development of nutrition programs to produce Omega-3 eggs. A search of Animal Breeding Abstracts or Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews-Series B will give you the background and the history of the developing process.

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#7801 - 04/20/04 12:24 PM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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caveny and leee,
Thanks for the info..I never bothered to read Bo's package on the egg crate :rolleyes: LOL. all i saw was 3 somthing a carton and snubbed my nose.
I'll get heavy into those links tonight when my chores are done.

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#7802 - 04/20/04 12:31 PM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Silver Platter and Agricola at most universities hit the CAB and USDA abstracts as well as the medical and other abstracts. A would start with the key words: poultry nutrition, PUFA, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Kelp, vitamin B-6, Iodine, Vitamin E, Flax seed, Chia and then modify it from there to get what I wanted. I think to restrict to CAB Nutrition abstracts and Review series B you use AO or maybe AN or AB but check with the research librarian for the proper restritions within the search criteria. You want to restrict work from the agronomy abstracts because that usually gets you into growing information and other areas which don't apply to nutritional uses of items as feedstuffs. Once you get the information on the abstract DO NOT DOWNLOAD TO DISK BUT print on paper.....university computer systems are loaded with viruses and if you bring discs you usually bring viruses....you would think kids would have more brains than to distribut trash but they don't.

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#7803 - 04/20/04 05:05 PM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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My birds free range on Coastal grass pasture. They are getting, and transferring to the eggs, omega 3 and 6, without it costing me an added dime.

If you want to improve your memory, take ginkgo biloba. It does absolute wonders for the memory.

I take Omega 3-6-9 softgels and also lutein and bilberry capsuls, but only to ward off inheriting the macular degeneration my unfortunate mom has. Any other benefits from them are gratefully accepted!

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#7804 - 04/21/04 04:59 PM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Agricola is an online periodical indexing service that, because of government funded, is freely available. The url for Agricola is http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/ So you don't have to leave your computer where you are now to search it.

I tried Agricola just now and found 11 results when I tried a search of poultry nutrition [all of these], Omega 3 [as a phrase] (both in the keyword field), and got 11 hits, including one about atlantic salmon. Most of the others were right on the money. Unfortunately, only the bibliographic citations are provided in Agricola, not full text of the articles or even abstracts.

A high percentage of the articles were published in Poultry Science. The Poultry Science web site http://www.poultryscience.org/ps/
provides full text of the articles to members. But non-members may access abstracts by selecting them from the tables of contents found on the Web page.

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#7805 - 04/22/04 08:06 AM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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From Pilgrims Pride website they use grains and flax seed to make Omega 3 eggs. http://www.pilgrimspride.com/eggsplus/default.asp

Quote:
When you're an egg, you are what your hen eats.
EggsPlus come from hens fed a unique diet of natural grains and flaxseed rich in Essential Fatty Acids. We also feed them a patented blend of natural antioxidants to help increase the nutritional quality of EggsPlus. This allows our hens to produce fresh eggs containing seven times more Vitamin E than ordinary eggs. And they include both Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids. That's the EggsPlus difference.

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#7806 - 04/23/04 08:26 PM Re: omega3 eggs how does Bo do it?
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Leee,
I feed my poultry a lot of Alfalfa chaff from the feed store. I also feed Rabbit pellets as an alternative as another alternative when grass or hay isn't available, so, should I assume my eggs are high in the Omega's?? Is there any way to have them tested?
Sally

p.s. that was an awesome site you posted
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