Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wildsam, I just want to mention that most of us don't use the no-flush niacin. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks recommends 100 to 150 mg of plain niacin. I wonder if larger dosage of the no-flush provides the equivalent amount of niacin. Hmmmmm.
     
  2. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just have a medium sized rubber feed bowl outside right now since it's still so cold out. She just drinks out of it. The other duck is the one that likes to climb in and out
     
  3. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where would I find Niacin? Feed store carries the chick electrolytes but I've never seen the Niacin anywhere. Just in the vitamin section of the store?
     
  4. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been wondering that too. I've been looking for it since I have a skinny looking duckling, but haven't been able to find it in the feed store.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Look for Brewers yeast it's a bit easier to find since most niacin is either flush free or time released. Brewers yeast can be found bulk at some big groceries stores or Whole foods, natural food stores or on line at Places like Amazon and Vita Cost. and it can be sprinkled on top of feed daily.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Are you sure it's getting to eat? sometimes smaller ducklings get bullied out of feed and water bowls.
     
  7. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    It's not the smallest one of the bunch. I only have three just now and I've watched them eat. They don't push each other around.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Well glad to hear that, can you post a pic.? not sure if niacin would help with weight gain maybe a good poultry vitamin would help though. Are you keeping food and water out for them 24/7?
     
  9. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    They do have food and water all the time. I've been giving them Sav-a-Chick as well as regular water most every day. I'll have to put up a picture later.
     
  10. wildsam

    wildsam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't find the flush free (or no flush) niacin in any store either. Not even the feed store. But thank God there is eBay!!! You might have to ask about the flush free and time release but I found mine there. It's capsules that you can open and just empty the powder into the water. Shake and there you go!

    And Amiga, I gave mine that much since it was almost not walking anymore and I wanted to get as much into him as I could. Now they have a 1 gal water pot and since I either have to clean it out about half day due to murkiness (yup, the messiness never goes away!) I usually toss it out then.

    Also, don't put ducklings outside that are not fully feathered yet! since they should not be out in temps any colder than 50 F (at the lowest ie the night) I would give them some more time before you out them outside to live a bit longer. Just saying...
     

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