Older Pekin Niacin deficiency

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by potocki99, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. potocki99

    potocki99 Chirping

    Mar 27, 2011
    Northern Michigan
    My 2 year old Pekin is niacin deficient. I purchased niacin tablets, but I'm trying to a) figure out dosage and b) how to administer. We free range our ducks and chickens, and I've read of people putting it in their water or yeast in their food, but I need to make sure to be aggressive and get her back on track quick. Thanks!
  2. Kgriffith0712

    Kgriffith0712 Chirping

    Feb 9, 2018
    I have a five gallon waterer that I use for my younger pekins before they go out to their "big duck" pond. I use 2x 250mg of non flushing niacin, crush it, and put it in the 5 gallon waterer. Niacin is water soluble.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Pekin are meat birds so it could be degenerative joint disease too.?..Sympathetic possibly?..
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  4. Chickenfeeder22

    Chickenfeeder22 In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2018
    Recently had a duckling that was niacin deficient. We just took the niacin out of the capsule and he would eat it straight from our hands or we'd pour it over his food and watch him to make sure he ate it. I gave him about 3 capsules a day.
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  5. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

    Sep 2, 2017
    You can give them up to 100mgs (actually ingested) per day until they are no longer deficient. Then I would give it to them a couple times a week. Maybe 10mgs.

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