Duck starter/brewers yeast?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by semmons, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. semmons

    semmons New Egg

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    Hi All!

    Just trying to get my info straight before my ducklings get here in 2 weeks. I sent my husband out for our start up supplies and he came back with duck starter (masterfeed brand). Do I need to add brewers yeast or other vitamins to this brand? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious also, my ducks will be in on May 18th and want to feed them the right stuff at the right time.
     
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    While each duckling is different, if it's a duckling starter, then I would hope it would have more niacin than chick starter. You might compare labels - ducklings need 3 times the niacin that chicks do.

    If chick starter is the only thing available, then you may want to add brewer's yeast (not baking yeast or wine making yeast) at 1 tablespoon b.y. per cup of food for the first 8 weeks.
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Amiga; check the label. It should be 55mg of niacin per kilogram of feed.
     
  5. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I guess I will check with my local feed mill and see what they sell compared to tractor supply
     

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