Duck and duckling calcium/niacin needs


Feb 16, 2018
Wales, UK
I’ve looked at other posts about duck and duckling’s needs when it comes to calcium and niacin but there’s conflicting information and I thought it best to ask on a new thread - hope that’s okay!

So I have two call ducks, one Drake, one hen 8/9 months old: when Myrtle was laying she was getting egg shells but I’ve stopped now she’s had ducklings and Jemima doesn’t eat them at all.

I also now have six cute little duckling additions who are 6 days old, 7 tomorrow.

Should all my ducks and ducklings be getting brewers yeast? Should I feed the adults egg shells all of the time? What about oyster shells? Also should my babies get grit to eat? I’m feeding them proper duck starter crumbs. Do they still need niacin?

What are the rules and regs with calcium and niacin in adult and baby duckings?

Thank you! X

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