Confused about Niacin

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  1. DellaMyDarling

    DellaMyDarling Songster

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    Would you happen to have a link?

    So if duck has a true deficiency, should I isolate that one with a feed bowl of extra niacin added? Does one meal of that usually take care of a mild deficiency?

    Thanks for all the info.
     
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  2. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    you don't need to isolate the bowl, just add enough for all your ducks. When you get your niacin supplement, post its nutritional facts and we can help you with the dosage.
    It would be a good idea to get the vitamin B complex for that specific duck. If you get the B complex you can put 1 ml on a piece of bread and give it to that duck once a day. It should help right away. And then put the brewers yeast in their food everyday.
     
  3. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I have never supplemented feed with niacin and raise healthy Ducklings and Ducks. I feed weeds and grasses plus a Chicken, Turkey, Goose and Duck feed.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's very important for those of us that can't get feed for Water fowl to supplement. All those that are much more qualified than us "good reading" is Dave Holdrreads book on raising Ducks. He talks about the importance of supplementing niacin into baby waterfowls diet if you can't find feed formulated for that specific breed. All flock feed like Purina Flock Raiser is another good feed for waterfowl but even with that we still may have one with shaky legs or lameness and if we address it asap it can be gotten over before something like bowed legs happens and is permanent.
    Especially in Pekins and other large fowl but even small like Runners can have problems if the get deficient. @DuckyDonna had a Runner with shaky legs. and may others.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well it's a misconception actually..Yes definitely niacin is needed. I use all flock feed and well Pekin actually can be on a broiler feed..
     
  7. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I have one Black East Indie that seems to have shaky and wobbly legs. He tends to sit down a bit more tha the other one. So I started them on fermented feed with extra niacin and avc to help. Each day so far the legs have seem to have gotten stronger. At day three it is almost like the other one. I wasn’t thinking I would have niacin defecianty in such small ducklings but clearly I was wrong.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Do you provide greens at all?
     
  9. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I haven’t yet but I am going out today to get some dandelion and grass for them to float in water for them.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Perfect that's what they really need..:frow
     
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