The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You can use brewers yeast, it's at health food stores. There is also animal grade yeast likely at feed stores or farm co-ops. A nice size bag of yeast from my health food store was $3 or so. Not sure where else you can get B vitamins like niacin. Hope this helps.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Yes you can but you will want to also feed them a hard boiled egg to keep up the niacin also Turkey Grow works great but by week 4 of age flock raiser will work wonders .......
     
  3. Americano Blue

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    Can i use a duck egg?
     
  4. gander007

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  5. Americano Blue

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    ok thanks
     
  6. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Out Of The Brooder

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    Solgar put's out Brewer's Yeast, which is a great product to add in powder form to your duckling feed if you are looking to supplement niacin. You can feed your duckling non-medicated chick feed. Manna pro makes a nice product, but you must add a little sprinkle of the brewer's yeast for the niacin. Solgar products are sold at your local vitamin Shoppe. I had a hard time finding definite answers on when to change over the food to a gamebird (higher protein) feed. Some sources say 2 weeks, some 4. In the event that you have chicks in the same area, the rule of thumb is to keep the non-medicated chick starter available for all.
    Hope this helps.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I agree with that .......
     
  8. Americano Blue

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    is medicated chick feed bad for them?
     
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Because ducks eat more than chickens they get to much of the medication.
     
  10. ringaring

    ringaring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Portland OR area, duck eggs range from $5 dz direct from the farm up to $1 an egg via grocers and supermarkets. When I was in Vermont, I couldn't give them away! Check local farms for your area.
     

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