Brewers yeast questions

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  1. NewMotherDuck7

    NewMotherDuck7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 ducklings that are 2 weeks old and I worry about their legs and growth (a lot actually, of course I'm a worry wart) I was wondering if I should begin giving them brewers yeast in their food, how much and does it matter what brand? Is it yeast for making bread or an actual medicine? Thanks :)
     
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    These are my 2 babies. Howard is the Peking, Darkwing is the Rouen :D
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you are feeding a duck starter food that has enough niacin then yes you need to add niacin. The recommended levels is 55 mg (per kg). Brewer's yeast is a byproduct of the beer brewing process. I got mine from a local health food store. DO NOT use bread yeast, backing yeast, or wine making yeast.

    You'll want to add one tablespoon per cup or food or 2-3 cups per 10 pounds of food. You'll want to give it for about the first 10 weeks.
     

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