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Niacin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jea918, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Jea918

    Jea918 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that ducks need a niacin supplement...true? This is my first duck.
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Jea918

    Jea918 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info!!!!
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome.
     
  5. zchryjmsbnntt

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    Follow-up question: is there such thing as TOO much niacin for ducks?

    I'm only asking cause the feed I've planned on feeding my ducks (Nutrena All Flock) has niacin already but I'm not seeing the amount or know if it's even enough. So my backup plan was to disolve a 500mg niacin tablet in a 5-gallon watering system.
     
  6. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can overdose them but I can't remember the effects. An all flock food should be fine. You can always give them just the food and watch for signs of niacin deficiency.

    I had one that had a deficiency. I was adding Brewers yeast to their food but she wasn't meeting her personal needs. She would lay down a lot more than the others and wouldn't walk as far. Her problem was solved in less than a week by increasing the niacin.
     

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