Raising Omega-3-Rich Chicken and Eggs with Pasture and Proper Feed
These three rules for managing pastured poultry will help you provide healthful, omega-3-maximized eggs and meat for your family and your customers.
In a mixed-access system, a chick might find a protein-rich caterpillar, while a hen can graze a garden plot for bugs and fresh greens. A diverse mix of forage, insects, worms and grains will guarantee high-quality, omega-3-rich egg and meat products.
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Nothing beats a batch of farm fresh eggs.
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Combattant du nord hens drinking in northern France.
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This Baby Rhode Island Red gets a healthy dose of protein and omega-3s from eating a caterpillar.
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This chicken forages in a Washington garden for fresh bugs and greens.
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Put your flock to work turning the compost pile, especially when it has higher concentrations of green material or nutritious insects.