how do you give your duckling niacin?

do you give your duck or duckling niacin?

  • yes, in the form or brewers yeast

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • yes, in the form of niacin drops

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • yes, in water

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • yes, in food

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • yes, everyday

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • yes, but only once or twice a week

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • no

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11

marcelineduckie

Songster
May 9, 2015
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California
When did you start giving your dukling or duck niacin and In what form was it given (drops, brewers yeast powder or crushed pills, in food or in water) and how often do you give it to them? my dukling is about be 4 weeks and I can't go to the feed store until tomorrow she is completely fine a little lazy sometimes but hey she's a baby still and needs her rest right. I am going to look for the powdered brewers yeast and sprinkle a little in food daily. Just wanted to see the other ways people give their duckling the extra niacin they need for strong bones and legs.
 

Sfraker

Songster
5 Years
Feb 17, 2014
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Western NC
I buy non-flushing niacin capsules and break them open into their water. I start the day I get them at 3 days old and keep going until they are 10 weeks old.
 

marcelineduckie

Songster
May 9, 2015
506
46
118
California
I buy non-flushing niacin capsules and break them open into their water.  I start the day I get them at 3 days old and keep going until they are 10 weeks old.
thank you so much i actually might be able to find this Today :) you don't continue with any type of niacin supplement after 10 weeks?
 
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LadyIsadora

Songster
Mar 14, 2015
368
76
108
Utah
I buy Nutritional Yeast from WIN-CO grocery store- in the bulk bins! WAY less expensive than nutritional/ or regular grocery.

It was six or 7 bucks per pound in the bin.

At the nutritional store I went to I found that both brewers yeast and nutritional yeast were sold in the same size for the same price = IF I remember right it was 12 ounce bottles for 15 bucks and change. That is just rude pricing.

I dumped it in with the food. I scooped about 8 cups crumble into a bucket then topped it with 1 cup yeast. Repeat till food bucket was full.

13 birds share a few cups of crumble between them everyday = so it is always eaten and no waste.

My baby ducks are now 7 weeks old. They have had this yeast since day one. (one is 11 weeks and wasnt started right away on yeast) Currently, Im out of yeast and out of money soooooooooo maybe in a couple of weeks they will get it again.


NOTE: Until yesterday they were given primarily a diet of Fermented Feed and additionally given a portion of the fortified dry crumble at night.
so I dont think it is possible for them too much.

They waste so much water I would not feel comfortable putting it in the water.
 

marcelineduckie

Songster
May 9, 2015
506
46
118
California
     I buy Nutritional Yeast from WIN-CO grocery store- in the bulk bins!   WAY less expensive than nutritional/ or regular grocery.
  
     It was six or 7 bucks per pound in the bin.

     At the nutritional store I went to I found that both brewers yeast and nutritional yeast were sold in the same size for the same price = IF I remember right it was 12 ounce bottles for 15 bucks and change.  That is just rude pricing.  

    I dumped it in with the food.  I scooped  about 8 cups crumble into a bucket then topped it with 1 cup yeast. Repeat till food bucket was full.  

   13 birds share a few cups of crumble between them everyday = so it is always eaten and no waste. 

     My baby ducks are now 7 weeks old. They have had this yeast since day one. (one is 11 weeks and wasnt started right away on yeast)       Currently, Im out of yeast and out of money soooooooooo maybe in a couple of weeks they will get it again.  


    NOTE:  Until yesterday they were given primarily  a diet of Fermented Feed and additionally given  a portion of the fortified dry crumble at night.  
    so I dont think it is possible for them too much. 

They waste so much water I would not feel comfortable putting it in the water.  
perfect I will actually be going to winco tomorrow, must be a sign haha. I was worried about the water waste also I give her a quarter of a gallon so it's deep enough for her to dunk her heard and I'm always dumping it out to refill because she gets it full of food
 

duck dynasty

In the Brooder
Apr 26, 2015
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I found Brewer's Yeast at the GNC vitamin store,
I thought you were to give it their whole life.
 
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Kaessa

Songster
5 Years
Jan 23, 2015
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101
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Fruita, CO
I sprinkle about a tablespoon of brewers yeast per cup of food, and I've been giving it to them since they got to me at about 4 days old. They're 9 weeks old now, and I'll probably finish off this jar of brewer's yeast and then the flock raiser should have enough at that point.
 

marcelineduckie

Songster
May 9, 2015
506
46
118
California
I found Brewer's Yeast  at the GNC vitamin store,
I thought you were to give it their whole life.
thats what I thought too,I'm going to have to look more into that. I've been lagging but duckie is good I think the brewers yeast will help her be even better though I will let you know what I find out
 

marcelineduckie

Songster
May 9, 2015
506
46
118
California
I sprinkle about a tablespoon of brewers yeast per cup of food, and I've been giving it to them since they got to me at about 4 days old. They're 9 weeks old now, and I'll probably finish off this jar of brewer's yeast and then the flock raiser should have enough at that point.
is the flock raiser especially for ducks? Also did you buy the brewers yeast from a feed store or a different place? Thank you so much I was a little unsure of how much to give per cup
 

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