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Niacin and drake curl feather

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

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    THanks
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    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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