Wrong Niacin

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

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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