With Big Ole Bird poultry probiotics added to your flock's drinking water, your birds will maintain better health and performance.
Ready-to-Use Liquid Probiotics for Chickens
Imagine birds that are less susceptible to disease. Birds that maintain healthy weights. Birds that increase the success of your farm. You can achieve all of this with one cost-effective solution: Big Ole Bird.
Packed with poultry probiotics, organic acids and biologically active carbon, Big Ole Bird strengthens your birds’ natural defense system from within. Scientifically proven to improve overall poultry health, these flock-changing ingredients work together to increase performance.
Big Ole Bird vs. Other Probiotics
While there are other chicken probiotics on the market that also offer beneficial microorganisms aimed at improving gut microflora, Big Ole Bird takes this technology to the next level by introducing rich organic acids in the form of humic and fulvic acids.
Scientific studies show that humic acid provides a number of beneficial effects when added to the diet of poultry, including:
Improved egg quality and quantity
Improved resistance to pathogens and disease
Plus, Big Ole Bird isn't just for chickens! It is equally safe and effective for ducks, turkeys, geese, pheasants, quail and peafowl.
Our microbes are mostly Bacillus species, which are heartier than 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.
Our products are specially formulated with live bacteria in a 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:
The biosurfactant produced that reduces the interfacial tension between hydrocarbons and aqueous. Oxidizes sulﬁde and nitrate. Helps optimize gut health and improves digestion in the intestinal tract.
One of the poultry powerhouses. Eliminates harmful bacterial through competitive exclusion. Improves feed conversion and growth promotion by optimizing intestinal health in the chicken's digestive tract.
Nitriﬁes ammonia and produces biosurfactant. Enhances the emulsiﬁcation of hydrocarbons and increases their availability for microbial degradation. Probiotic bacteria that is completely unique to Big Ole Bird and will not be found in other probiotics for chickens.
Strong production of biosurfactant which helps with feed intake in the gastrointestinal tract. Acts similar to apple cider vinegar and develops healthy chickens by increasing the fermented foods.
One of many beneficial microorganisms that reduces nitrate and produces biosurfactant for improved digestive health and improved mucus secretion.
Provides enzymes for feather degradation, processing waste and processing phosphates. Beneficial microbiota that also "tightens the gut" as it amplifies nutrient digestion for better feed conversion ratio.
Breaks down starch into sugars (fermented foods) and breaks down short chain fatty acids. Read the study.
Aerobic and anaerobic growth with strong biosurfactant production that is thought to increase immune response. Sulfur oxidizer and starch degrader.
Most people in commercial poultry production think of a mere acidification of water when they hear “organic acids.” While organic acids do provide some acidifying effects, they also provide additional benefits to keep your flock healthy.
Pathogen colonization occurs 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 the protective layer produced by the disease-causing organisms. This mechanism assists the birds’ natural barrier function for improved immune response.
The carbon baseline for our products binds harmful compounds and boosts gut integrity. This is similar to 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.
Benefits of Big Ole Bird
Improves Feed Conversion and Weight Gain
With Big Ole Bird, your birds get the most out of their chicken feed. It helps your birds absorb nutrients more efficiently, which results in better overall nutrition and infection prevention. You'll see a better feed conversion ratio and—like the name suggests—bigger birds.
Helps Fight Disease
Big Ole Bird improves the immune system by helping red blood cells carry more oxygen, improving the absorption of minerals, removing of toxic metals and improving the accuracy of cell division.
Improves Gut Health
Formulated with live bacteria in a vegetative form, Big Ole Bird improves gut health. It increases good bacteria in the gut and helps suppress bad bacteria. For an extra boost of gut health support, Mother Load tightens the gut with apple cider vinegar, helps digest food and aids in the health of a chicken's digestive tract.
With all the health benefits of Big Ole Bird, your birds are less susceptible to disease and thus live longer.
Provides Odor Control
A scientific study found that giving humic and fulvic acids to your birds can decrease ammonia in their waste by 64% with similar results on hydrogen sulfide. With the humic and fulvic acids present in Big Ole Bird, you'll notice a decrease in waste odor when you give Big Ole Bird to your birds.
As an added benefit, Big Ole Bird also controls the growth of algae and harmful bacteria in your houses' drinker lines, keeping them clean and sanitary. Algae won't grow in the presence of Big Ole Bird. That means cleaning out your trough due to algae accumulation will be a thing of the past!
With the 2017 onset of no antibiotics ever (NAE) production, 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. 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 from 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 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 is scientifically proven to be a valid performance product.
Big Ole Bird's Counterpart
If you raise laying hens, Big Ole Bird's counterpart, Hen Helper, is the ultimate probiotic supplement for your hens' diet. Like Big Ole Bird, Hen Helper is a powerhouse of probiotics, organic acids and biologically active carbon that strengthen hens’ natural defense systems from within.
Studies show that it decreases mortality and improves feed conversion, gut health and resistance to disease. Hen Helper also tightens the gut, which produces cleaner eggs, firmer shells and improved hatchability.
Poultry raisers have long touted the benefits of adding homemade probiotics, vinegar and fruit scraps to poultry diets. But the time it takes to ferment apple cider vinegar, make probiotics and gather food scraps is just not feasible for farmers. Instead, commercial poultry growers can use simple water additives like Big Ole Bird and Mother Load to get the same benefits without risking the bottom line.