Potent Brew - Live liquid probiotic for birds

The Birdcare Company
£9.00 - £48.00
(21 reviews)
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Powerful liquid probiotic supplement for birds to support digestive function, increase breeding vigour, chick survival, and chick growth.

The digestive system of birds is very easily upset. Any slight stress causes a reduction in the blood supply to the gut. The biochemical conditions then change reducing the effectiveness of the gut and increasing the risk of infection by harmful bacteria. Keeping the gut topped up with beneficial digestive bacteria keeps the bad bugs under control and ensures that as much of the food as possible is actually absorbed into the bloodstream. This is the job of a probiotic.

Many bird keepers and vets have now demonstrated to themselves the superiority of Potent Brew over the traditional, freeze dried probiotics. Potent Brew works so well because it contains bacteria that act immediately once they get into the gut (they don’t have to rehydrate themselves like dried probiotics do) and it also contains enzyme components for active food digestion. However only buy Potent Brew in small quantities, as it is a live product with a short shelf life (4-6 months) and ideally it should be stored in the fridge.

If you want to add Potent Brew to water, then it is best to use bottled water and here is why:
Tap water would be fine, as long as there isn’t a lot of chlorine in it, as this will kill the good bacteria in the Potent Brew.
Bottled water would be better, but you do need to be careful with the type of bottled water.  So try not to use distilled water, as again this would suck out all of the nutrients from the good bacteria and then they would die.  Also try not to use bottled water that says “pure” in the title, as this could be reverse osmosis water and would be the same as distilled water.

If your birds are eating moist foods or an eggfood, then it would be more economical for you and guaranteed that your birds would take it by adding it to these foods.

Potent Brew stimulates efficient gut function and improves the bird’s ability to absorb nutrition, therefore it contributes to bringing adult birds into breeding condition. When young chicks hatch they have no bacteria in the gut. They rely on their parents to supply them with their food. Potent Brew in the food starts the chicks digestive system off very quickly ensuring rapid early growth and excellent resistance to otherwise dangerous digestive issues.

The bacterial strains in Potent Brew are:

L. Rhamnosus NCIMB 30174

e. Faecium NCIMB 30176

l. Plantarun NCIMB 30173

L. Acidophilus NCIMB 30175

Just take a look at what out customers are reporting:


Potent Brew application:
Add to water 5 ml per litre Do not use in the same drinking water as Aviclens (Saniclens in Europe). On food - 1ml per kg bodyweight.
Active ingredients:
(Per litre) per litre: Vit A 160,000 iu, Vit D3 25,000 iu, Vit E 3,000 mg, Vit C 4,000 mg.


  • 5

    Posted by Ian Mercer on 16th Jun 2020

    Excellent birds r thriving on it

  • 5
    Very good

    Posted by Dean Gudgeon on 21st Apr 2020

    I Always use this when hand rearing young / young birds in nest or to support any bird which is ill or stressed (in addition to guardian angel). I have come to regard it as an essential in these circumstances. I use it with feast egg food or in the hand rearing mix with cooled boiled water so the bacteria in it are not harmed by chemicals in tap water.

  • 5
    no bowel problems

    Posted by Judith. Sutton Coldfield on 14th Apr 2020

    I have used this product over the years. It cures loose droppings, and birds eat it very willingly. I would not be without it when the birds are breeding.

  • 5
    Birds perk up

    Posted by Sel on 25th Feb 2020

    I have canaries, whenever they are a bit quiet for a while and showing some signs of anxiety or slight tail bobbing or puffiness I use potent brew for a few days. It really works! My female canary was the runt of the litter and a nest baby for longer than the others, she used to sit around puffed up even when out of the nest, this sorted her out within a week! My boy was showing some signs of weakness or respitory struggles and I gave him this for 2 weeks, one day on one off, he's so much perkier and happier now thanks to potent brew!

  • 5
    5 star product

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Apr 2019

    Easy to feed and helped my parrot who was suffering constipation. This and Calcivit really improved him

  • 4

    Posted by Spadger426 on 21st Aug 2018

    I have a poorly chicken and Potent Brew was recommended so that is what I am using for all my 6 hens. I hope it is working for the poorly one, only time will tell.

  • 5
    African Grey

    Posted by Gerard O Dwyer on 30th Jan 2018

    I purchased Potent Brew for an African Grey Adult Bird that wasn't looking the best in the flight. I give it Potent Brew every day for one week. It is now flying around again and looks great.

  • 5
    Potent brew

    Posted by David Fellows on 12th Oct 2017

    My splendid parakeets have never looked so good, only lost one youngster all year

  • 5
    Good stuff

    Posted by Spadger1 on 28th Sep 2017

    I bought this product as it was recommended for my poorly chicken, with a crop problem. I used it, for all 6 of my chickens for two weeks, using it daily for the first week and every other day for the second. I am pleased to say my poorly chook is well on the mend now and is eating properly and putting on weight.