What is the purpose of brewer's yeast in duckling food?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DelawareQueen14, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. DelawareQueen14

    DelawareQueen14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I've been wondering what the purpose of brewer's yeast is... I know that ducklings need it, and I have bought some for them, but I still have no idea what purpose it serves. Thanks!
     
  2. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    Ducks require higher niacin than chickens, brewers yeast is a good supplement for that so you put that in to make up for the lower levels of niacin in chick feed so that you ducklings don't end up having problems like limping or being unable to stand.
     
  3. DelawareQueen14

    DelawareQueen14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright thank you for your help!
     

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