MannaPro food question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by QueenieMinx, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. QueenieMinx

    QueenieMinx Chirping

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    I'm a fairly new duck mama and I'm trying to do right by my wee ones. Their first bag of feed was meant for baby chicks (nonmedicated) but this bad is specifically formulated for ducks. It's called Duck Starter Grower. With the first bag I knew to give the brewer's yeast, but not sure if I need to with this type. It's specifically formulated for ducks, so wouldn't it have a decent niacin level already?
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yes it should But sometimes ducklings will still require more so keep an eye on your ducklings just in case you need to add some niacin to their feed. Especially if Pekins they grow so fast they can get a deficient pretty easy. If you notice one or more sitting down a lot and limping or stumbling then you'll know to add the BY hopefully you won't have to.

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  3. QueenieMinx

    QueenieMinx Chirping

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    Can I add some anyway, or will it be too much?
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I think I'd add some just to be safe. B's are water soluble.
     
  5. QueenieMinx

    QueenieMinx Chirping

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  6. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    I am currently feeding the same food to my week old ducklings. Brewers yeast is not listed as an ingredient and I can’t find anything about Niacin on the bag so I am adding yeast to it. Besides, I am not completely sure I trust this brand. I recently switched my adult ducks to their duck layer feed. My ducks are doing great on it but look at the picture on the bag.
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    I’m not sure they know which gender lays the eggs. :p
     
  7. QueenieMinx

    QueenieMinx Chirping

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    HAHAHA!!! Yeah you may be right on that one. When I'm done with this bag, that's what I'm switching to.
     
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  8. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    I am not sure how old your little ones are but I don’t think you want layer feed until they are laying (4 months).
     
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  9. QueenieMinx

    QueenieMinx Chirping

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    They have an all flock variety, maybe that's what they should eat?
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    All flock can be fed from hatch till end of life with only having to use Oyster shell in separate bowl for the calcium
     
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