Food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by implictdemand, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] is this good feed for baby ducks? i don't have any sole duckling food near me
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Yes great feed, I have used it for ducklings, goslings and chicks.
     
  3. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    miss lydia, do i have to add anything to it?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'd get some Nutritional yeast [this is not bread making yeast] and add 1 tab per cup of feed. Just to make sure your ducklings get the right amount of niacin for their first 10 weeks of life.
     
  5. implictdemand

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    how much niacin do they need, i heard about adding tablets to their water
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You'll need to get plain niacin tabs. sometimes hard to find in stores but can order on line. But it can't be flush free or time released. That will be 150mgs per 1 gallon of water so you make it up and shake it till it is all dissolved then add to what ever they are drinking out of.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711 this has alot of great info and a pic of a safe homemade waterer for your ducklings. one they can put their head in to keep their faces clean which is very important for their health.
     
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