Can I feed ducklings this?

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  1. mrsmartin24

    mrsmartin24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping this is the unmedicated one ? [​IMG]
     
  2. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can supplement niacin in their water or Brewers yeast. 100mg per gallon of the human grade kind from the store. I don't know what the medicated ingredients are in chick feed so I'm unsure. It looks like it's just added vitamins.
     
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  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I did a bit of looking and it appears Amprolium is what makes medicated chick feed medicated. I don't see it in the ingredient list but I don't know if it would go by another name. I hope someone else will chime in that has experience.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This looks like unmedicated chick feed. It will be okay to feed ducklings and to be on the safe side, because ducklings do need, based on what I have read, three times the niacin, I would add a tablespoon per day of brewer's yeast per three ducklings to their food for niacin and B vitamins. And that was one of the longest sentences I have written in a while.

    Welcome. Please keep us updated on your duckies.
     

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