Cost effective probiotics for poultry

cut chick in a hand

Farms has been experimenting with probiotics
in an effort to raise
chickens without anitbiotics for the past 5 years.

Enterococcus, Lactobacillus,
and Bifidobacterium seem to be the top three of poultry probiotics.

Probiotics might be a
worthwhile experiment if we were raising large numbers of Free
Range-Organic-Antibiotic Free chickens to sell for a profit. We briefly
considered trying that back in our early days. The conclusion we came
to was that people in our area would not be willing to pay the extra
amount for the increased quality. I’m not sure a medium sized chicken
grower could operate a small probiotic lab and still be cost effective?

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