Duckling - niacin supplements

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mango613, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Mango613

    Mango613 Just Hatched

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    I have a 2 day old duckling and have duck/goose starter feed. Do I have to supplement with niacin?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If the feed is Duck/Goose specific? The answer is no.....It is a balanced ration for those breeds....Feed them that...I also introduce greens and grains...Then they will need grit...

    Cheers!
     
  3. Mango613

    Mango613 Just Hatched

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    Yes duck specific! Thank you :)
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep an eye out, it doesn't happen to everyone but sometimes even on duck specific food niacin deficits can rear their head. The worst is that it may happen on just one member of a flock.

    I tend to keep some powder around just in case.
     
  5. Mango613

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    I am literally feeding one little duckling. Should i supplement anyway? Could too much hurt? In humans I believe the b vit are are eliminated though urine and don't accumulated in the body but ducks?
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't hurt unless you really overdose. Everything I've read tells me it's very hard to do.
     

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