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How long do ducks need supplemental niacin?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jujubeans2008, May 22, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I have four ducklings, they are 10 weeks old.
    We have been giving our ducklings nutritional yeast in their food to give them the extra Niacin that they need.
    I have heard that ducks need to be on niacin their whole lives. I have also heard that they only need to be on niacin when they are ducklings.
    Can you guys tell me which is true? We have plenty for now, but I want to order more (if I need to) before we run out.

    Thank y'all. :)
     
  2. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Jujubeans2008
    We go for the first 6 to 8 weeks depending on how well they mature. We have a young drake who is almost fully feathered at five weeks so this will probably be his last week with daily niacin in his food.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  4. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great to know, thank you!

    I thought they were always supposed to have it.
     

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