Multivitamins for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kschwartz, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot of chick starter left and I'm not gonna waste it so I'm going to cut the protein level by adding oats. But that will also be cutting vitamins, and I don't want to skip out on those. Are there any multivitamins for ducks? Or can I just buy a bottle of multivitamins and crush them up? Which vitamins should I include in their diet, and which are toxic?

    Thanks,
    Katie.
     
  2. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as its not medicated chick starter. ( medicated chick starter kills ducks.)ducks don't need any added vitamins. but, can add the vitamin and electrolyte solution to water if you want. some people use pedialyte.
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  3. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not if it is medicated with Amprolium. My ducks have been on it since i have had them and they are perfectly healthy right now. My cousin had left over duck starter that was non medicated so I just mixed that in yesterday, but now I need to cut the protein (it is at 20%). So they don't need any added vitamins (other than niacin and calcium when they reach laying age)?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducklings need much more niacin than do chicks, according to Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks. From what I've seen on the forum, there is a wide range of sensitivity to low niacin.

    I use a poultry vitamin/eletrolyte/probiotic mix regularly (once a week, twice a month, depending) as a general boost, and especially when they are stressed.

    I bought mine through Meyer Hatchery. The local feed store also carries vitamins.
     

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