Niacin and drake curl feather

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mustangsaguaro, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Martin, Ca
    I have 7 ducks that are almost 8 weeks old. How long do I need to continue adding niacin to there water? What age can I stop?

    Also, at what age do drakes start to get that curled feather? My ducks voices are changing but I am so new to them I really am unable to sex them by their quacks. Isn't there a breed where the drakes don't get a curl? If so what breed is that? I have 2 calls and 5 cayugas.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    your Calls and Cayugas will get the curl, Muscovy's don't. good idea to keep adding niacin till 10-12 weeks old. ducks will quack loudly drakes have a low raspy quack and around 4 months you should start to see the curl.

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