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Hi

 

I actually found Vital Brewers yeast at SPAR yesterday best Niacin supplement its about R60 here but its because they are robbing is blind, mix about a teaspoon in their drinking water. My water bowl for them is a 1.5L ice cream tub, they can get very messy.

 

I have goslings but it is the same for ducklings, they need a ton of greens make sure they get it on a daily basis.

 

This is the best greens for them:

 

Basil

Marjoram

Parsley

Oreganum

Thyme

Grass

Spinach (small amounts not too much, I usually give my goslings some once a week)

 

I normally pick the herbs from my garden in the morning and mix it in their drinking water they LOVE it.  If you can, give them access to a lawn they need to eat grass on a daily basis.


FYI if the brewers yeast is in capsule form open the capsule, I got them in tablet form I crush it into a fine powder before I mix it in.

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Thank you so much for the information :hugs. I was just feeding my ducklings grains and thought they were just getting too fat and that's why they were struggling to walk. But then I did some research online to find I wasn't feeding them the right stuff :th. I went to Spar and could only buy something called Anchor Brewers Yeast Inkunzi Malanga, I didn't know they came in actual tablets. Is this yeast fine? it looks like it's used to make Zulu brew and on the back the ingredients say brewers yeast and food grade rehydrating agent. I don't want to give it to them just yet because I don't know if its safe.

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Originally Posted by JocelynSeagreen View Post
 

Thank you so much for the information :hugs. I was just feeding my ducklings grains and thought they were just getting too fat and that's why they were struggling to walk. But then I did some research online to find I wasn't feeding them the right stuff :th. I went to Spar and could only buy something called Anchor Brewers Yeast Inkunzi Malanga, I didn't know they came in actual tablets. Is this yeast fine? it looks like it's used to make Zulu brew and on the back the ingredients say brewers yeast and food grade rehydrating agent. I don't want to give it to them just yet because I don't know if its safe.

 

Not a problem its what this site is all about.

 

I use the same brand of yeast (sorry forgot to mention it) but I'm going to switch to the supplement it works better for me. 

 

The lady that helped me said as long as it says brewers yeast and not bakers yeast its ok. 

 

Maybe start giving them some crushed maize as well they need a bit of roughage for digestion.

 

My happy little gang, their feathers are coming in now:

 

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Lost three chicks to to the mongoose today
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post #1215 of 1359
Oh no I am sorry nana! 😢
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post #1216 of 1359

Hi

 

I am feeding my goslings Chicken Starter up to 6 weeks and now and then some mixed grain in between for a treat. They have been free ranging since day 5 with the normal muddy mess that they make but they all seems to be doing fine.

post #1217 of 1359
Hello all. Ok I am confused. The girls started laying 2 days ago. 2 small eggs under their roost, nothing yesterday and again a small egg under roost this morning. That's good (although nest box would be better). My concern is over madam poppy she went into nest box 2 days ago for 4 hrs and nothing happened. Again today she goes into nest box and spends 5 hrs there cooing and fluffing and panting and then gave up and came out. I don't know who laid the eggs (3 of the 4 squat when I go near them).
Anyway is it normal behaviour to go into nest box for hours and not lay? She's eating and drinking and pooping well. I'm just confused. Anyone else experienced this?
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post #1218 of 1359

Hi all I need to let go of my Silkies and Goslings :hit, I have to relocate soon and I wont be able to keep them were I am going.

 

If anyone is interested I'm selling them pm me please for more details

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post #1219 of 1359
Wow ok the entire lot has been bought by a farmer cash
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post #1220 of 1359
@Nanna34 sorry to hear that!
NONE of my 1st lot of eggs hatched, incubator too cool and Eskom woes. I'm really hoping the next lot will be a good hatch lot on 4th Nov.
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