BREWERS YEAST?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by momto7, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. momto7

    momto7 New Egg

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    CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY PEOPLE PUT BREWERS YEAST IN THERE HOMEMADE CHICKEN FEED?THANKS
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Two reasons. It can be used as as protein supplement (roughly 44%).

    More importantly, it's a great source of niacin. Niacin defficiencey is a significant health issue with waterfowl causing weak legs and slow growth. It can also be a problem in chickens, since the niacin in most cereal grains is not in a form the chicken can use.
     
  3. momto7

    momto7 New Egg

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    GREAT INFO.THANKS
     
  4. Hippychick01

    Hippychick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    How much brewer's yeast do you sprinkle on the food. I just don't want to over do it. I have approx 20 ducklings right now.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    2% or less of there ration, and you may want to top there feed with it rather than mixing a weeks worth of feed at one time since Brewers Yeast will spoil quickly.

    Chris
     

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