Big Ole Bird | Poultry Probiotics

$ 98.00


2.5 Gallon Gallon

Big Ole Bird | Poultry Probiotics

$ 98.00


2.5 Gallon Gallon

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Big Ole Bird is a powerhouse of poultry probiotics, organic acids and biologically active carbon that strengthens your birds’ natural defense system from within. Scientific studies have shown that Big Ole Bird decreases mortality and improves weight gain, feed conversion, gut health and resistance to pathogens and disease.

  • Improves weight gain
  • Improves feed conversion
  • Decreases mortality
  • Improves resistance to pathogens and disease
  • Improves gut health
  • Aids in nutrient absorption
  • Boosts immune system
  • Big Ole Bird ingredients
Application Rates More Details Documents Big Ole Bird | Poultry Probiotics: Secret Ingredients FAQs

Commercial Poultry

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

Start using Big Ole Bird poultry probiotics 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. Running during feed change is also recommended. This will help maintain a healthy digestive system during the feed transition.

We recommend charging the lines with Big Ole Bird before chicks arrive, so it will already be in the lines for day 1. Since Big Ole Bird aids in nutrient absorption, we encourage growers to use it at the same time as Catalyst Poultry Vitamins.

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

**If you're using our Mother Load Apple Cider Vinegar with Garlic (recommended), leave three days between running the products.

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

Backyard Poultry

Apply 1 teaspoon of Big Ole Bird per gallon of fresh drinking water.

For the initial application, we recommend giving Big Ole Bird Poultry Probiotics to your birds for 3 days. Then, mix Big Ole Bird into their water for one 24 hour day per week for cost effectiveness or more often to maximize benefits.Since Big Ole Bird aids in absorption of nutrients, we encourage growers to use it at the same time as Catalyst Poultry Vitamins.

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

**If you're using our Mother Load Apple Cider Vinegar with Garlic (recommended), leave three days between running the products.

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

Improve Gut Health and the Immune System

Big Ole Bird provides a powerhouse of probiotic bacteria, organic acids and biologically active carbon to strengthen your birds’ immune 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 health.

When birds have a strong, healthy digestive tract, your nutrition program also goes further. This results in better feed conversion, tighter guts and healthier, bigger birds. Good bacteria in the intestinal tract from your chickens probiotics outcompetes pathogenic bacteria to produce more healthy chickens.

Scientific Studies

With the 2017 onset of NAE, broiler farmers and integrators have struggled with pathogenic bacteria disease pressures with few options for relief. Big Ole Bird has shown to increase performance consistently in commercial broiler farms across the United States, but we wanted to put the probiotic strains to the test through third-party scientific trials to uncover the true impact.

We commissioned Dr. Greg Mathis to lead the first trial, and Dr. Andy Bishop along with the University of Georgia to lead the second, both testing the true benefits of Big Ole Bird probiotics for chickens. The numbers speak volumes.

The first study tested male Cobb-Vantress chickens that were challenged with necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens. The experimental group that was challenged and given Big Ole Bird showed a significantly better feed conversion and lower mortality than challenged birds that didn’t receive Big Ole Bird treatment. The results showed the following significant improvements in adding probiotics versus those who did not get treated with Big Ole Bird.

  • Feed conversion ratio improvement of 16 points
  • Mortality improvement of 6.2%

The second study tested two groups of 50 male Ross 708 birds, administering Big Ole Bird to one group and not the other. At Day 38, weights were significantly larger in the group treated with Big Ole Bird probiotic supplement and feed conversion was improved, as seen below.

  • Average weight gain improvement of 0.4 lb
  • Feed conversion ratio improvement of 7 points

With the absence of antibiotics and the ever-present challenges of environmental conditions, harmful bacteria and disease, Big ole Bird Poultry Probiotics are scientifically proven to be a valid performance product.

Bacteria + Organic Acids + Active Carbon

Simply put Big ole Bird replenishes with living biology and provides valuable activated carbon. The process of cold water extraction leaves not only indigenous biology fully intact but provides an environment for them to rapidly multiply.

Beneficial Microbes

Beneficial Microbiota

Our microbes are mostly bacillus species and are more hearty that other poultry probiotics that only feature lactobacillus acidophilus and other lactic acid focused species. Poultry production and poultry performance are greatly increased by live microorganisms.

Big ole Bird is specially formulated with live bacteria in vegetative form that prove a positive influence on gut health and gut integrity.

Here’s a look at some of the indigenous beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and what they do:

Bacillus mojavensis
The biosurfactant produced reduces the interfacial tension between hydrocarbons and aqueous. Oxidizes sulfide and nitrate. This helps optimize gut health and improve digestion in the intestinal tract.
Bacillus subtilis
One of the poultry powerhouses. Eliminates harmful bacterial through competitive exclusion. Improves feed conversion and growth promotion by optimizing intestinal health in the digestive tract.
Nitrobacillus georgiensis
Nitrifies ammonia and produces biosurfactant. Enhances the emulsification of hydrocarbons and increase their availability for microbial degradation. This probiotic bacteria is completely unique to Big ole Bird and will not be found in other probiotics for chickens.
Bacillus sp.
Strong production of biosurfactant which helps with feed intake in the gastrointestinal tract. These species act similar to apple cider vinegar and develop healthy chickens by increasing the fermented foods.
Paenebacillus polymyxa
One of many beneficial microorganisms that reduces nitrate and produces biosurfactant for improved digestive health and improved mucus secretion.
Bacillus megaterium
Provides enzymes for feather degradation, waste processing and processing phosphates. This beneficial microbiota also "tightens the gut" as it amplifies nutrient digestion for better feed conversion ratio.
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Breaks down starch into sugars (fermented foods), breaks down short chain fatty acids. Click here to read the study
Bacillus pumilus
Aerobic and anaerobic growth with strong biosurfactant production that is thought to increase immune response. Sulfur oxidizer and starch degrader.
Organic Acids

Organic Acids

Most people in commercial poultry production think of a mere acidification of water when the hear organic acids. Yes, they provide some acidifying effects but they provide many more benefits to keep your flock healthy.

Pathogen colonization is when harmful microbes such as salmonella and escherichia coli gather in the intestinal tract and destroy gut integrity. These harmful bacteria then attack the epithelial cells causing inflammation in both baby chicks and adult chickens. As they attack the epithelial cells they form a protective biofilm that serves as a physical barrier. Fulvic acid is "wetter than water" and serves as a destroyer of biofilms. Our acids destroy that protective layer that the disease causing organisms produce. This mechanism assists the birds natural barrier function for improved immune response.

Active Carbon


The carbon baseline for Big ole Bird binds harmful compounds and boosts gut integrity. Think in terms of charcoal which has been used for thousands of years to improve drinking water and for general detoxification purposes.

Activated carbon is a deeper level as it adsorbs longer chain hydrogen rich molecules. The activated carbon in Big ole Bird has shown to adsorb benzenes, chelate nutrients, and bind metals. The health benefits for both commercial and backyard poultry is in the adsorption of mycotoxins.

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