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Duck starter/brewers yeast?

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

  1. semmons

    semmons New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    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

    Mar 18, 2016
    Escanaba, Mi
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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

    Aug 7, 2015
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I agree with Amiga; check the label. It should be 55mg of niacin per kilogram of feed.
  5. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2016
    Escanaba, Mi
    Ok, I guess I will check with my local feed mill and see what they sell compared to tractor supply

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