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Hello! Two questions - I'm giving my boys Niacin through a powdered mixed in with their food. I'd been doing it in their water but I change that water so often I decided to try it in their food, as the packaging also suggests. I'm just wondering if anyone has done it this way, or if anyone has a preference for either way?

Also, at about two weeks old my boys went from not even acknowledging poop to now eating it, playing with it, flinging it, everything. Is this normal?! I'm grossed out but as long as I have nothing to worry about I'll accept the fact that I have two boys who just also happen to be ducks smile.png
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As long as they're getting the niacin, food or water, that should work.  And regarding poop-flinging, my runner girls were pretty good at it, too! wink.png

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My ducklings when they go swimming eat their poop so gross and they manage to poop on the walls of their brooder. Which I need to get more hay and clean again any ideas on how the heck I can keep everything dry. I'm having to clean the box every day between the poop and their bed being wet

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Where do you get the niacin??  I have had my ducks for 3-4 weeks, giving them duck/chick started, no extra niacin, and have had no problems.  what should I do??

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Where do you get the niacin??  I have had my ducks for 3-4 weeks, giving them duck/chick started, no extra niacin, and have had no problems.  what should I do??

Most duck starter has the amount ducklings need but there can always be the one thast may need more, I'd have niacin or brewers yeast on hand in  case you begin to noticed one having difficulty but I don't think I'd give them any other wise.

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

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