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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by momto7, Sep 11, 2007.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY PEOPLE PUT BREWERS YEAST IN THERE HOMEMADE CHICKEN FEED?THANKS
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.
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.
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.