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Should I be giving my babies niacin???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by danajo84, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. danajo84

    danajo84 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 baby buff Orphingtons and 5 baby ducks mix breed and I and new to this. They are all only about 5 days old. I was wondering about the niacin because I did have baby geese and I was told to give them niacin so I wondered if the chicks and ducks need it too??? Or is there other supplements I should be giving them???

    Also I was wondering how to vaccinate them??
     
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks need niacin as well. Chickens dont need near as much. Are you feeding them the same breed? I'm sorry but I have no idea about vaccinations
     
  3. danajo84

    danajo84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are all eating unmedicated chick starter. Will the niacin hurt the chicks if I add some to the water?
     
  4. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you dissolve it in water, no. The extra niacin will just be passed through the digestive system if you dissolve in water
     
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