Hi! I'm new and have a question about Niacin! Pretty please! :)

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  1. LoveMyDaisyGirl

    LoveMyDaisyGirl Just Hatched

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    Hello, I recently got my first duck babies and they are about 9 weeks old this week! I have been giving them Brewer's Yeast every day since I got them and I was wondering how long I need to supplement Niacin in their diet? Will they need it until a certain age or forever? I am new to this and want the very best for my babies so I hope someone can help and give me an answer! I appreciate it very much! [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Sadly, i know a squat about ducks, but if you post on the duck forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks I'm sure the duck peeps will help you out.

    Best wishes
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Usually you only need to supplement the extra Niacin until about 10 weeks of age, I believe... but if you feed them Purina Flock Raiser it has higher Niacin content than chick feed and you don't need to supplement... :)
     
  4. LoveMyDaisyGirl

    LoveMyDaisyGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you very much for the advice and tip since I'm a newbie! I appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
  5. LoveMyDaisyGirl

    LoveMyDaisyGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you very much I appreciate the help! I figured it was only needed while they were growing up to a certain age but I wanted to make sure. What age do you start feeding them Flock Raiser? 10 weeks as well? I knew I had to decrease their protein intake as they were growing as well...I have worried about Angel Wing!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined our community. Best of luck to you and your ducks!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. You may want to post duck specific questions on the "Duck thread." put in search box and it will come up.
     
  9. LoveMyDaisyGirl

    LoveMyDaisyGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you, your reply helped a lot! [​IMG]
     
  10. LoveMyDaisyGirl

    LoveMyDaisyGirl Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     

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