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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by buff goose guy, May 11, 2016.

  1. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

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    Hey guys, nice to see you all again [​IMG].

    In my long time of raising ducks i have never had a problem with niacin until last year. I had always fed start and grow and they all did fine until last year when I did get a lame duck most likely from niacin deficiency. Now I am wondering that if I feed Purina flock raiser
    http://www.purinamills.com/chicken-feed/products/flock-raiser/
    instead of feeding start and grow
    http://www.purinamills.com/backyard-poultry/products/start-grow/
    will that provide the niacin they need instead of me having to measure brewers yeast? ( which I cannot find the proper brewers yeast anywhere )
     
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

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    there are options other than just brewers yeast, I can't think of any off the top of my head but I think they do have niacin tablets that can be mixed with their drinking water.
     
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

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    Thanks [​IMG]

    But I don't have much time to keep up with measurements tbh, and a niacin overdose is worse than niacin deficiency [​IMG].

    If I supply broccoli and some green peas as snacks would they get enough niacin?
     
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  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

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    it should be a good boost, I would try it for a bit to see if it helps if not I would add more niacin, research more ways to add niacin if the problem is not resolved.
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

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    Ok no problem thank you.
     
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chirping

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    Better sources of niacin are (in no particular order) cooked potato, cooked mushrooms like portabello, cottage cheese, cooked liver ( which is probably the best source!),
     

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