How to Run Big Ole Bird Poultry Probiotic

Necrotic enteritis flare-up? Learn how to get the most out of your Big Ole Bird poultry probiotic applications.
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Necrotic enteritis (NE) 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 Big Ole Bird 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.

About the Author

Allen Reynolds

Allen Reynolds

Poultry Sales Manager

This was written by Allen Reynolds, Southland Organics’ Poultry Sales Manager. Allen spent years working on poultry farms, from installing equipment to dumping chicks. He has been helping poultry farmers overcome obstacles since 2014, focusing on poultry farm strength in the antibiotic-free environment since 2017. He has traveled thousands of miles and worked closely with hundreds of farmers during his time with Southland Organics. Allen is known by even more farmers from the YouTube channel Poultry Biosecurity, where he regularly appears in videos that educate farmers on topics like bird health and farm business.

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Isabella (Izy) Dobbins

Marketing Manager

This was edited by Isabella (Izy) Dobbins, Southland Organics' Marketing Manager. Izy has devoted her education and career to communicating science-related topics. With an enthusiasm for sharing accurate and honest content relating to science and agriculture, she ensures Southland Organics' publications are as informative as they are interesting. Izy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising, minors in both Spanish and environmental health science and a Certificate in Sustainability. She has been working at Southland Organics since 2021.

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