Potent Brew - Live liquid probiotic for birds

The Birdcare Company
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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
    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.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Aug 2017

    Great product. Really helps fluffed up , poorly youngsters. Much better mortality rate since started using it.

  • 5
    A life-saver - literally!

    Posted by Rose on 20th Jul 2017

    All credit to Charlotte at The Birdcare Company and her recommendation that I try Potent Brew for my budgie's crop infection, when he was going badly downhill and refusing to take the antibiotic prescribed by the vet. If ever he shows signs of the infection returning (i.e. dry-retching), I give him another dose, plus occasional maintenance doses in his water. Wouldn't be without it!

  • 5
    Good for squeakers

    Posted by David Holland on 13th Jan 2017

    Given to newly hatched pigeons until weaned good dry droppings and healthy glowing birds, great product