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Egg Bound Hens

March 4, 2014 1:54:44 PM CST

Egg Bound Hens by Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily Considering that a chicken lays an egg every 26 hours or so, it's no wonder that things sometimes go wrong. Occasionally, an egg will get stuck in a hen’s oviduct and she will become egg bound. Signs of an egg bound hen include sitting on the ground or dragging wings, fluffing up, lethargy and closed eyes.Read More
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Bull's Eye! Lessons I Have Learned about Roosters from John Quincy by Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily We have been keeping chickens for several years, but have always bought sexed chicks so we have never had any roosters. Then this past spring, we hatched our own brood and out of 17 chicks, ten ended up being roosters. We obviously couldn't keep them all - the neighbors would have organized a lynch mob to protest all the crowing and our hens would have had something to say about it too - but I fortunately was able to find good homes for all but an Olive Egger named John Quincy Adams.Read More

The Fall Molt

September 7, 2012 1:38:19 PM CDT

by Don Schrider – Early fall is the time our birds change their feathers. As winter approaches, this provides birds with a brand new set to give them the best possible protection from cold, wind, and precipitation (snow, rain, and ice). It is a great advantage for our birds to change their natural “clothing” each year just when they need the most protection.Read More
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Newton, WI, June 6, 2012 – Omega Fields' Omega Ultra Egg™ was recently put to the test by Fresh Eggs Daily, a blog dedicated to the backyard chicken and duck owner. Happily, the results are very favorable.
 
Lisa Steele., Fresh Eggs Daily (FED) founder and editor of the blog (fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com) and accompanying Facebook page, after using the Omega-3-rich, milled flaxseed supplement for one month, found that its claims of increased Omega-3 in eggs, stronger shells, increased egg production and more brilliant plumage are accurate.
 
Prior to trying Omega Ultra Egg, Steele had been adding whole flaxseed to her special poultry feed mixture but had to stop because ducks shouldn't eat seeds. Further, ground flaxseed spoils very quickly and, since she didn't relish the thought of hand grinding flaxseed daily, she regrettably had to leave the flax out.
 
When Steele learned from Omega Fields about the proprietary stabilizing treatment applied to their milled flaxseed supplements that inhibits oxidation for 18 months, added to the promise of increased Omega-3 in her eggs – up to 8x - she quickly agreed to try the poultry supplement. 
 
"I have been feeding Omega Ultra Egg to my flock for about a month now," said Steele.  "Mind you, they ate a healthy diet previously, so I kind of wondered if I would be able to spot any improvements in their appearance or egg quality, but they do look great now. Their feathers are nice and glossy, their combs are bright red, and egg yolks are a brilliant orange. I also think the egg [shell] colors themselves have gotten deeper and richer due to the Omega Ultra Egg in their diet – the blues are bluer, the browns a deeper brown and the creams creamier. I also notice that the shells are appreciably thicker."
 
Steele was so excited about the results that she recently posted a shining review of Omega Ultra Egg on her Fresh Eggs Daily blog and featured the supplement as the prize in a contest. Omega Ultra Egg is also being promoted on their Facebook page.
 
"I am sold on this product, Steele added. I think it's a wonderful, affordable addition to any flock's nutrition.  In addition to the flaxseed, it contains folic acid, zinc sulfate, and Vitamins E, B-6 and B-12.  I highly recommend trying it yourself to see what you think."
 
About Omega Fields
Omega Fields® provides premium, nutritional products, made from human-grade, non-GMO, stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. 
 
Omega Fields® and its parent company, ENRECO®, Inc. have been innovators and market leaders for more than 25 years, being the first in the industry to manufacture premium, Omega-3-rich, human food-grade, flax based products for animal and human consumption. ENRECO® was also a pioneer in developing ground flaxseed stabilization technology for long product shelf life and was the first in the flaxseed industry to garner SQF 2000, Level 3 certification – a world standard of safety and quality – for its flaxseed products.
 
Omega Fields® is recognized as a minority owned business.  Its mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. We want our customers to have exceptional experiences with our products, our staff, our websites and our retailers.
 

For further information, contact Patrick Young, Omega Fields Director of Communications, toll free at 1-800-962-9536 or 920-550-4061, ext. 118, email pat.young@enreco.com, or visit www.OmegaFields.com or www.FLAX.com

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Don Schrider Promotes Omega Ultra Egg at Shows

March 6, 2012 3:59:02 PM CST

Newton, WI, March 7, 2012 – For those into raising chickens for eggs or show, Omega Fields' poultry spokesperson Don Schrider will be giving valuable how-to information while promoting the benefits of Omega-3-rich flaxseed supplements during several upcoming appearances.

Schrider, from Warrenton, VA, is a master breeder of Brown Leghorn and Buckeye chickens, and nationally known author and speaker. He will conduct workshops at Pittsboro Feed in Pittsboro, NC, March 12, and at Town and Country Feed, Sanford, NC on March 13. The workshops are for all small-flock keepers desiring tips and information about producing more and better eggs, bird and chick selection, and how to increase profitability.
 
Those who have their sights set on Champion ribbons will be interested in attending Schrider's lecture at the Dayton Fancy Feathers Show in Dayton, OH, April 28 – 29, a premiere spring poultry event. He will be speaking to adults and 4-H members about the selection, care and feeding of poultry to obtain the winning attributes of body mass, feather gloss and sheen. Schrider will award bags of Omega Ultra Egg™, from Omega Fields®, to the winners of Champion Junior Large Fowl and Champion Junior Bantam. Additionally, all attendees will be able to enter a drawing for more bags of Omega Ultra Egg.
 
Schrider is an ardent advocate of supplementing poultry feed with Omega-3 essential fatty acids to promote brilliant plumage, better health and Omega-3-rich eggs with strong shells. Omega Ultra Egg is the superior supplement with the best, whole-ground flaxseed high in Omega-3, folic acid, vitamin E, and vitamin B-12. It is milled using only whole, intact flaxseeds for optimum nutritional value and freshness, with proprietary stabilization technology to maintain full nutritional value, guaranteed for 18 months.
 
"Poultry really benefit with Omega-3 supplementation and Omega Ultra Egg™ is the best product on the market for getting up to eight times more Omega-3 into your eggs," said Schrider. "It's easy to use – chickens love it – and the effects are near immediate. Omega Ultra Egg is the best supplement to help your birds WIN Best in Show! It will improve laying rates, flock health, and spent hen value."
 
Omega Ultra Egg is available at over 3,000 retail stores, nationwide. Visit the Omega Fields' Dealer Locator on their website, www.OmegaFields.com, for a store near you.
 
About Omega Fields
 
Omega Fields® provides premium, nutritional products, made from human-grade, non-GMO, stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. 
 
Omega Fields® and its parent company, ENRECO®, Inc. have been innovators and market leaders for more than 25 years, being the first in the industry to manufacture premium, Omega-3-rich, human food-grade, flax based products for animal and human consumption. ENRECO® was also a pioneer in developing ground flaxseed stabilization technology for long product shelf life and was the first in the flaxseed industry to garner SQF 2000, Level 3 certification – a world standard of safety and quality – for its flaxseed products.
 
Omega Fields® is recognized as a minority owned business. Its mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. We want our customers to have exceptional experiences with our products, our staff, our websites and our retailers.
 
For further information, contact Patrick Young, Omega Fields Director of Communications, toll free at 1-800-962-9536 or 920-550-4061, ext. 118, email pat.young@enreco.com, or visit www.OmegaFields.com or www.FLAX.com.
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Why Keep Poultry?

January 5, 2012 10:34:50 AM CST

December. This is the time of year for reflection and for remembering what we value. Do you remember what attracted you to poultry? What was that early fascination? What benefits has this passion brought to your life? Why do you put so much work into this hobby?Read More
Posted in Articles Chicken Articles By Don Schrider

The Chicken Revolution

November 2, 2011 9:52:02 AM CDT

Fall is the time of year when leaves turn red, yellow, and orange and fall from the trees. It is also the time of year that our best egg layers drop their feathers and produce the new ones that will protect their bodies all winter long. Feathers are an important part of the chicken — they help shed rain and snow, protect the birds from cool breezes, and trap body heat to help keep the birds warm all winter long.Read More
Posted in Articles Chicken Articles By Don Schrider

Wild Bill, Rudolph Valentino and Mr. Fugley

September 7, 2011 1:55:07 PM CDT

Celebrating her love of animals and displaying a vivid imagination through photography and creative storytelling, Barbara introduces the first of several original photo essays starring some of her favorite barnyard talent.Read More
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