niacin

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  1. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    okay i'm still very very confused on the whole niacin thing. is it flush free or non flush free? if it's non flush free i cannot find it anywhere. also, how long will i need to supplement? i'm getting two ducks and they'll be inside for a little bit longer while we are building a coop, so would i still supplement them while they're inside? i will be taking them outside during the days when i'm able to keep an eye on them since we have many many predators and cannot feee range
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What are you planning to feed your ducks? The niacin content in the feed you use will factor into whether or not supplementation is needed at all. How old are the ducks in question?
     
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes its non flush free. I found it at a natural health food store
    But brewers yeast or nutritional yeast works just as good. Worked better for mine.
    Niacin capsules you break open into their water
    The brewers yeast goes in their food
    I feed nutrena all flock to my ducklings and add 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast per cup of feed
    They need the xtra niacin added till aroun 10 weeks old
     
  4. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    i'm getting them either saturday or sunday. i'm feeding the purina flock raiser
     
  5. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] ill be feeding this until 10 weeks and then [​IMG] this for the rest of its life
     
  6. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flock raiser is a great feed. And can be fed its whole life :)
     
  7. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    it said only feed the flock raiser until 10 weeks though but okay
     
  8. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either way is fine. I fed flock raiser or all flock when i had chickens, ducks and a rooster last year. And know others who also feed flock raiser always.
    But the other is probably fine too! :)
    Im going to continue feeding it to my ducks when they are adults.
    Many adult feeds have less protein and mine always did better with the xtra protein all flock has in it.
     
  9. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    i found the non flush free niacin but it's 500mg and i'm afraid the ducks could over dose. do i break down the powder so there's not that much
     
  10. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    is no flush the same as non flush free?
     

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