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Duck Food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckCheese, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. DuckCheese

    DuckCheese Chirping

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    Has anyone else used this Purina Premium Duck Feed Pellets on their days-old ducklings? I’m just curious if it’s “good enough” or if I should get something else? It says it has 27.27mg/lb of Niacin and is 19% protein. (We smash it up into crumbles so they can eat it right now.) Does this seem like good food for ducklings or should I add extra niacin?
     

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    That has the same amount of niacin as Purina Flock Raiser so it should be fine for most ducks. It you want to add some brewers or nutrional yeast, or b complex, that would be okay too.
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    And welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. DuckCheese

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    Thank you!
     
  5. chickens really

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    The bag states it's for ducks growing...No need for extra niacin..It's Duck balanced feed...
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    You're welcome!
     
  7. Three3cgkids

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    I just bought a bag of this yesterday, so this is great to know!
     
  8. Duckstail

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    U don't need to mash it. If anything pour a little water with that (it absorbs quickly) and watch them go crazy for it! I personally do that while they are young to make sure they wont choke!
     
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