Wrong Niacin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stacykins, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    OK, so before my ducks hatched I picked up a bottle of a niacin supplement made of inositol nicotinate. Well, I just realized I got the 'wrong'? supplement? Because inositol nicotinate is just a different name for inositol hexaniacinate! I'd read here that the inositol hexaniacinate is a no no for ducklings. By why? I thought I was on the right track because I was looking for the key word: nicotinate. The other kind they had obviously said it as slow release inositol hexaniacinate, so I got the other stuff.

    Looks like I should go pick up some brewers yeast, I should have kept it simple and done that in the first place.

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    When you buy niacin, you don't want anything that says "slow release" or "non-flush"
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Why not just buy game bird grower pellets? It already contains everything a duck needs including niacin. Agway carries it.

    If the ducks are still very young, use game bird starter crumbles. It also has everything a duck needs.

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