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Is this enough ?

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Is this enough niacin to add into the start and grow for ducklings ?






Also are all the ingredients ok ?
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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How much is in a scoop?  I cannot see that.  Looks like they say 1 scoop per pound of feed.

 

My initial thoughts, before knowing the scoop volume are below.

 

1,000 mg niacin per pound of rooster booster.  So one tenth of a pound would give 100 mg niacin, that would go into a gallon of water.  But the directions are to add it to feed.

 

hmmm.

 

My Best Guess on Brewer’s Yeast Equivalents:

 

Okay, two tablespoons of brewer's yeast contains 10 mg of niacin, based on this page http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/1323569/2

 

To convert the Storey's Guide recommended amount of niacin in water to how much brewer's yeast to put in food . . . The guesswork is in how much water a duckling actually ingests in a day.  If a duckling actually drinks a half a cup of water a day, it would be getting (16 cups in a gallon, 32 half cups in a gallon  . . . . 150 divided by 30, more or less) 5 mg of niacin from water with 150 mg niacin per gallon.  Which would be about a tablespoon of brewer's yeast.

 

So if you think a ducking drinks more than that, then that would increase the amount of brewer's yeast added....

 

 

...

 

Many folks add a tablespoon of brewer's yeast per cup of food. 

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