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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kada6305, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay so I have a few questions. sorry if they seem silly or dumb.

    But I have electrolytes, B12, and Niacin on it's way (through the mail should be here in a few days) I know I'm supposed to put so much in a gallon of water but my question is how often? should I do this to every gallon of water? and the B12 I'm supposed to put so much in food...do I do this every time I feed them or once a day? I'm confused lol
     
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on why you are using it. The packaging should have instructions on the correct ratios. I used for about 3 days or until the chicks were improved.
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there isnt anything wrong with them...I was told just to give them it ..
     
  4. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used electrolytes for 3 days as well and replaced each time I changed the water. I did not do the B12 or Niacin.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The niacin is because ducklings need more than chicks and most of us have to feed our ducklings chick feed because thats all we can get. Theres not enough niacin in the chick feed, some ducklings don't seem to need the extra but why take the chance and wake up one morning with a duckling not able to stand or walk so it's best just to give the extra niacin. I only give my ducklings and chicks electrolytes[ in the form of Nutri Drench] the first week they are hatched. just for the boost to get them started off good. B12 I have not given. I would say just Niacin or Brewers yeast is all your ducklings will need until about 12 weeks old, thats when they do the most growing hatch to 12 weeks. and just hold on to the B12 and electrolytes in you med chest just to have on hand,. Still not sure why to give B12 haven't heard of that. I know B12 gives energy is that what you were told to give it to them?
     
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  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no I was told to give them the B12 until my Niacin got here.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well I hadn't heard about that one. Where did you order your niacin? seems like most are havng a hard time finding plain niacin.
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from Amazon. yeah, I couldn't find it anywhere!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thank you, now if someone is having problems finding it we'll know where to send them.
     
  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad to help :)
     

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