How to run Big Ole Bird

Necrotic Enteritis Flare Up? How to get the most out of your Big ole Bird applications.

Necrotic enteritis was one of the most common struggles for farmers right after the switch to ABF. For many, it'll pop up in a house every now and then. But lately, the team at Southland Organics has had more conversations than usual with farmers struggling with this disease.

Big ole Bird helps poultry overcome challenges like NE from the inside out (more on how, below).

This video dives into the nuts and bolts of how to use this poultry performer. It is designed to help you get the most out of your applications—whether you're using BOB to prevent necrotic enteritis in your flock or overcome it.

How Big ole Bird Works:

Big ole Bird provides a powerhouse of probiotics, organic acids and biologically active carbon to strengthen your birds’ natural defense system from within. Studies show these ingredients work in combination to increase bird health and flock weights, decrease mortality, improve the immune system and create better performance across the board in poultry flocks. When birds have strong, healthy digestive systems, your nutrition program also goes further. This results in better feed conversion, tighter guts and healthier, bigger birds. Learn more HERE.

Mix Ratio

Run 4 ounces of Big ole Bird per gallon of stock solution in a dosing medicator set at 1:128.

*Do not apply with any disinfectants, vinegar, iodine, peroxide, or acidifiers, as this will kill the beneficial bacteria. If applying any disinfectants, vinegar, iodine, peroxide, or acidifiers, run Big ole Bird immediately after use.

**No refrigeration necessary. Do not allow product to freeze or exceed 130 °F.


Start using Big ole Bird between day 1 and 5. Run for 72 hours on the initial dose. After the initial dose, run one 24 hour period per week for cost effectiveness or for 48 hours to maximize benefits.

Run the day before feed change and running during Feed Change is recommended. This will help greatly with digestion and will help the birds with the transition.

We recommend charging the lines with Big ole Bird before the chicks arrive, so it will already be in the lines for Day 1.

We hope these rates and tips help you make the most out of your Big ole Bird applications!

To learn more about how Big ole Bird works to keep your birds healthy from the inside out, consider watching these videos:

The Author
Allen Reynolds
Poultry Development
Allen has worked in the poultry industry for 15 years, gaining experience in raising birds, house operations, equipment and bird health. As our Poultry Development Rep, he is passionate about improving the lives of farmers through natural poultry solutions and education. In addition to outstanding customer service and superior poultry support, he is also involved in helping growers through our Poultry Biosecurity Youtube Channel. Allen works to stay up to date on the latest industry news to bring relevant topics to our subscribers. He is often seen as the host, sharing profitable tips and tricks to poultry farmers. Outside of the office, Allen enjoys working on the farm, scuba diving, and riding dirt bikes.