Do I need to give ducklings extra niacin if there is already some in the feed?

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  1. TiffaStar

    TiffaStar Out Of The Brooder

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    I am feeding Dumor, which list niacin as .25% (?) is this enough? or should I add more. I JUST got the this morning.
     
  2. bh1duck

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    Metzer suggests 55 mg/kg (also written as 55ppm)

    also are you sure you aren't looking at the "Salt(NaCl) %? that isn't the same as niacin
     
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I recall Dumor being a bit low in niacin . . .

    Some ducklings are more sensitive than others to low niacin. I would consider adding brewer's yeast, at least 1 tablespoon per two cups of food...that's about half the amount often given when there are concerns about B vitamin levels. If that's not enough (ducklings develop symptoms of deficiency), then I would double it.
     
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  4. TiffaStar

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Amiga [​IMG]

    I recall Dumor being a bit low in niacin . . .

    Some ducklings are more sensitive than others to low niacin. I would consider adding brewer's yeast, at least 1 tablespoon per two cups of food...that's about half the amount often given when there are concerns about B vitamin levels. If that's not enough (ducklings develop symptoms of deficiency), then I would double it.

    Thanks. I will get some tomorrow. Where is brewer's yeast sold? I tried my local grocery store, but I didn't see any. I looked in the yeast section. Would it be somewhere else?
     
  5. HennyPenny2

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    Try either a health food store or pet store, I found it at both places.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, it's brewer's yeast, not baking yeast - it is sold as a vitamin supplement. Baking yeast would hurt them.

    So look where you would find nutritional supplements.
     
  7. bh1duck

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    i can find the nutritional yeast in the aisle with things like corn meal, almond flour, and other specialty flours. i think the brand "Bob's Red Mill" is pretty widely available.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    As long as it is not baking yeast or wine-making yeast.
     
  9. TiffaStar

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    http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Brewers-Yeast-Pound/dp/B000VH3ZYU

    Will this work? (Sorry for so many questions) I found this locally, but it's the only thing I've been able to find. It's 100% pure brewer's yeast.
     
  10. Amiga

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    I think that is the stuff [​IMG]
     
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