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Duck starter/brewers yeast?

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Hi All!

Just trying to get my info straight before my ducklings get here in 2 weeks. I sent my husband out for our start up supplies and he came back with duck starter (masterfeed brand). Do I need to add brewers yeast or other vitamins to this brand? Any help would be appreciated!
post #2 of 5
I am curious also, my ducks will be in on May 18th and want to feed them the right stuff at the right time.
post #3 of 5

While each duckling is different, if it's a duckling starter, then I would hope it would have more niacin than chick starter.  You might compare labels - ducklings need 3 times the niacin that chicks do.

 

If chick starter is the only thing available, then you may want to add brewer's yeast (not baking yeast or wine making yeast) at 1 tablespoon b.y. per cup of food for the first 8 weeks.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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post #4 of 5

I agree with Amiga; check the label. It should be 55mg of niacin per kilogram of feed.

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Ok, I guess I will check with my local feed mill and see what they sell compared to tractor supply
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