Litter Life | Poultry Litter Amendment
SizeGallon 2.5 Gallons
Mix 1 gallon of Litter Life with 9 gallons of water to cover 2,000 square feet.
After mixing, apply with a sprayer—500 gallon house washer, 25 gallon tank on the back of a four wheeler, etc. Anything you have will get the job done!
Apply Litter Life at least 7–10 days before placement. For best results, apply 12–14 days before placement.
It is best to apply Litter Life on a bare pad, so the good bacteria in Litter Life are able to get down into the dirt to competitively exclude the bad bacteria (like E. coli and Clostridium). Applying Litter Life before placement also introduces beneficial, biologically active, organic carbon to the floor.
If you are not able to apply on a bare pad, apply Litter Life on your built-up litter before adding the new bedding. Litter Life is safe to apply with birds present.
After spraying Litter Life on a cool day, close up the house. This will keep in warmth to increase beneficial microbial activity. If it is a warm day, you can leave the house open to let the warmth inside. It is important to note that nitrogen that cannot bind to carbon in a 25:1 ratio will gas off as ammonia. So, 1–2 days after spraying, you can open your house to allow ammonia to exit.
*If you are using any other products to deal with ammonia at placement, apply Litter Life a few days prior. This allows the bacteria in Litter Life to get down into the litter first, so it will not be affected by the other products that only affect the top crust of the litter.
**Do not allow product to freeze or exceed 130 °F.
Add 1 pint of Litter Life in a gallon sprayer of water.
This will cover up to 250 square feet. Litter Life is safe to apply with birds present.
*Do not allow product to freeze or exceed 130 °F.
Litter Life is a patented liquid formula specifically designed to improve litter quality and poultry health. Whether you clean out, cake out, till or windrow, you know managing litter can be a bulk of your operation. If done effectively, some of these methods can kill bacteria, which is an important step in keeping birds healthy. If you don’t properly repopulate good bacteria in the litter management process, the floor becomes a breeding ground for bad bacteria.
The best way to repopulate natural defenses is to add a mixture of biologically active carbon, organic acids and naturally occurring microbes—good bacteria. These work together to accelerate decomposition, keep litter dry, control ammonia and take out the bad bacteria when it does show up in your new flock.
Litter Life is a scientifically designed litter treatment for biosecurity made to keep your floors secure. With strong natural defenses, birds grow in a healthier environment with less threat of disease, lower mortality and better performance for all.
Bacteria + Organic Acids + Active Carbon
Simply put, Litter Life 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.
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.
Litter Life 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:
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 Litter Life 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 Litter Life 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.