How much brewer's yeast for ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tmb3fan, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. tmb3fan

    tmb3fan Out Of The Brooder

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    I received my 20 ducklings and 4 guinea keets yesterday. They are eating non-medicated chick starter. I have been crushing Brewer's yeast tablets and putting in the food, but I don't know how many tablets to how much food. For those of you who have used the tablets, can you answer this question?

    Thanks,
    Teri
     
  2. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering what the tablets are for?
     
  3. tmb3fan

    tmb3fan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read on this forum and several other places that brewers yeast is needed when using chick starter for ducklings. The chick starter doesn't have enough niacin and the brewers yeast provided the niacin and extra protein. I was only able to find it at walmart in tablet form.

    Teri
     
  4. chickensandmore

    chickensandmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering what the tablets are for

    Me too? mine are doing just fine growing like weeds and all they have been fed is starter..maybe I missed something or maybe my ducks don't know they should be getting something other than the starter.. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008

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