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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by momtofour, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. momtofour

    momtofour Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi y'all
    We just got baby ducks( first time too) and my husband thought he could feed them chick feed(crushed up) but I was told not too, anyone know if we can or not?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats on the babies! Chick Feed should be fine but they will need niacin supplements.
     
  3. momtofour

    momtofour Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting, thank you! I'm not sure what niacin is but I'll talk to my feed store tmr!;)
     
  4. KARy408

    KARy408 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use chick feed, but ONLY if it is NON-Medicated. I believe the chick medicine can be toxic to ducks. Also, Chicken feed will be insufficient in Niacin, so you will need to supplement. We used nutritional yeast in their food and also a waterfowl specific starter mix dissolved in their water.
     
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