Niacin for ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by missionarywife, May 27, 2010.

  1. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, everyone suggest brewer's yeast. Well, if I can't find brewer's yeast, can I smash up a b vitamin capsule and give it to the ducks instead?
     
  2. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  3. sayyadina

    sayyadina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    David Holderread suggests 100-150mg niacin per gallon of water through the first 8-10 weeks.

    Niacin is just one B vitamin, so it would make more sense to see if you can find pure niacin capsules/tablets.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Dissolving niacin in water is a good way to provide it. Bugs contain niacin, too. Got crickets?
     
  5. JosieR

    JosieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was only able to get 500 mg capsules so I just opened it up and made 5 about equal piles and stored them in little tinfoil squres. I use one (100 mg) to a gallon of water.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I bought Niacin capsules at the pharmacy. They're easy to open and I sprinkle it on their food 3-4 times a week, as if I were salting my food.
     
  7. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My problem is that I am in Ukraine. On Monday I will go to a vet pharmacy and try and buy some.
     
  8. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I read my herbal books and it seems that stinging nettle has niacin in it, so I am making stinging nettle water for my ducks
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Stinging nettle is a wonderful plant for nutrients. I make tea and dry it. Both of those ways get rid of the stinging. Are you going to make a tea and cool it for them? Please let me know how it goes (you can PM me). I am interested in non-commercial food and medicine for the ducks and me, too.[​IMG]
     
  10. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I made a tea for them. Ukraine is filled with stinging nettle. Last year my chicks drank stinging nettle tea. This year I didn't do that but I want to give my ducks extra niacin and I am not sure I can find it at the vet pharmacy.
     

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