Treating Water for Poultry-Promoting Gut Health

Regardless of the farm or flock size, reducing poultry mortality can put more food on the table, keep layer hens producing longer, and encourage the growth of larger meat birds. All this can be accomplished with Envirotab tablets.

Water & Feed Quality - Essential to Good Gut Health in Poultry...

Quality water plays a substantial role in enhancing poultry performance, which directly affects the farm's profitability. Birds that have continuous access to uncontaminated water exhibit improved feed conversion, weight gain, and overall efficiency. Furthermore, poultry with access to clean water experiences reduced stress levels, leading to better immunity and decreased mortality rates.

A quality water supply and good feed source is essential for maintaining a healthy gut microbiota in poultry. This includes providing a combination of different feed ingredients and nutrients that support the growth and diversity of beneficial bacteria in the gut. A variety of feed ingredients such as grains, legumes, vegetables, and herbs should be included in the poultry diet to promote a diverse microbiota.


Good hygiene practices are also important for maintaining a healthy gut microbiota in poultry. This includes keeping the poultry house clean and free from excessive moisture, which can promote the growth of harmful bacteria. Regular cleaning and disinfection of equipment and facilities, as well as proper waste management, can help prevent the spread of diseases and maintain a healthy gut microbiota.


Minimizing stress is another key factor in optimizing gut health in poultry. Stressors such as overcrowding, extreme temperature fluctuations, and changes in feed or management practices can disrupt the balance of the gut microbiota and weaken the immune system. Providing adequate space, ventilation, and access to clean water can help reduce stress levels in poultry and promote a healthy gut microbiota.

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In addition to these measures, probiotics and prebiotics can be used as supplements to optimize gut health in poultry. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can have beneficial effects on the gut microbiota, while prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that selectively promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. The use of these supplements can help enhance nutrient absorption, improve immune function, and reduce the risk of disease in poultry.


Overall, maintaining a healthy gut microbiota in poultry is crucial for optimizing nutrient absorption, strengthening the immune system, and reducing susceptibility to diseases. By ensuring a balanced diet, practicing good hygiene, minimizing stress, and considering the use of probiotics and prebiotics, poultry farmers can promote successful poultry production and improve overall bird health.

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We Have a ClO2 Tablet for Every Size of Poultry Operation...

a poultry waterer sits in a chicken yard

Small Flock Water Supply - 3 to 5 gallons

  1. Fill your waterer with water;
  2. Deposit one 1g tablet Envirotab into the water and seal or invert it;
  3. The tablet will slow release in any water that is at least 50oF, bringing the concentration to 3-10ppm.
Poultry waterers with larger tanks that are gravity fed require 4g or 10g tablets.
A homesteader collects rainwater and returns it for poultry drinking water

Medium Scale Flock Watering Systems

  1. For water storage tanks of 16-20 gallons, treat the water with (1) 4g tablet.
  2. For water storage and gravity-fed systems of 50 gallons (a drum), use (1) 10g tablet to treat the entire water storage tank.
  3. For 100 gallons, use a 20g tablet.
Large Scale, long run systems require constant flow of clo2
An eductor uses vacuum pressure to pull concentrated chemical into a flow-through line

Large Scale, Live Flow Watering Systems

  1. Using a 5 gallon HD HDPE tank, create a charge solution of 400ppm with (3) 20g tablets.
  2. By use of a water-powered venturi, or peristaltic pump, introduce this solution into the fresh water at a rate of 1:100.
  3. The final concentration will be 4ppm.

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Who Needs Envirotab Tablets & What Size Fits Your Applications Best?

To put it simply EVERYONE needs the simplicity, efficiency, power and efficacy of our Simply the BEST Chlorine Dioxide Tablets Available Anywhere!

  • Homeowners: Take a quick look at all of the applications below to see what you can do with just our 1 gram tablets and be AMAZED!.
  • Contract Cleaners: Every contract cleaner should stock and use our 4 gram tablets for cleaning, odor remediation, toilet reclamation, mold & mildew .
  • Hotel Housekeeping: Deep cleaning rooms after a long-term stay or pet stay will eliminate odors, freshen the air and reduce pet stress from past tenants.
  • Auto Dealers & Detailers: Detailers use the 1 gram tablets for washing down the dash, doors, headliner and upholstery, then gas the car with 20g.
  • Marinas & Campgrounds: Resell 1g tablets & 20g kits for deodorizing musty tents, campers and boats. Eliminate the odors and keep mildew from forming.
  • Veterinary Clinics & Kennels: 1 gram tablets are perfect for cleaning exam rooms while 10 gram tablets make a great 3 gallon solution for kennels.
  • Farmers & Homesteaders: The uses around the farm are endless! 1 gram tablets for udder wash before milking, removing black spots from plant follage and cleaning tools. 4 gram, 10 gram and 20 gram for treating water, cleaning greenhouses and sanitizing stalls after cleaning.