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Chicken Scratch Poultry

Monday, September 23, 2013

Product Review > Gro-2-Max

The great folks at Gro-2-Max emailed me a month ago and asked  if the Chicken Scratch Poultry Farm would be interested in reviewing their product.  After much research and asking lots of questions we agreed to a 30 day trial of Gro-2-Max an all natural probiotic.   Within just a couple of days a box arrived with everything we needed to begin our review. 

Gro-2-Max is an all natural probiotic or beneficial bacteria for use in poultry.  Did you know that 60-70% of the immune system is in the intestines?  Probiotic supplements are used to improve the health and performance of poultry.  It's on the same scale as humans eating Yogurt for good intestinal health.  Studies show that hens who are fed probiotics have thicker egg shells, thicker egg whites and larger egg weight.  The Gro-2-Max probiotics can be given to chicks as well as adult chickens.  It can be administered 2 different ways, it can be added to drinking water or feed.
Larry and I chose to do our trial on our chicks.  We have a full brooder house of chicks at all times.  Day old chicks occasionally have a hard time getting their little intestines working properly which can cause high chick mortality rate or pasty bottoms that you battle for weeks on end.  A few chicks are lost from each hatch every week.  Gro-2-Max claims to lower the mortality rate in chicks, we knew if we would see a difference it would be in our chicks.
We chose to dispense the probiotics in the feed rather than water.  Our brooders have an automatic water system so water was not an option for us.  The Gro -2- Max is very simple to mix up, it takes very little time and you can mix up 3 days worth of feed but no more than 3 days.

Gro -2- Max comes in a powder form, to mix it in the feed you use 1 tsp. per 10 lbs. feed.

Mix 10 pounds of feed at a time so you are sure to mix the probiotics into the feed properly.  Only mix up enough that can be fed and used up within 3 days.  If you decide to use the water method.  Mix 1 1/2 tsp. per gallon of water or 2 1/2 tsp. per 5 gallons of water.

Farmer Larry does most of the feeding here, I do some not a lot, I do the egg gathering.  I asked Larry about 2 weeks into our trial if he had noticed any difference?  He said the first thing he noticed was drop in chick death and a slight reduction in feed consumption.  The reduced  feed consumption is not a great deal but is noticeable.  The drop in feed consumption may have been more noticeable if we were using this on our breeding flock.  By the end of the trial we have seen our chick mortality rate cut by half.  I think that's a huge difference!
Gro-2-Max comes in a 3.5 oz. (100g) package, one package will treat approximately 290 pounds of feed.  We have found it to be a very economical way to have a healthier flock.  We've been very pleased with the results.   We've found the product to do what it claims to do.
I would especially recommend having this product on hand if your administering antibiotics to your flock.   This will help get the digestive system back on track.
I also recommend having this product on hand if you're expecting a delivery of chicks in the mail.  This will insure they get off to the right start.  Chicks that travel in the mail become stressed and have a hard time getting the digestive system working well.
I think you also could benefit from Gro-2-Max, check out their website to find out more information and give it a try.
We will be choosing two lucky followers to receive a free trial of Gro-2-Max. 
Steps to be considered for the free trial of Gro-2-Max
1. Like Gro-2-Max Facebook page.
2.  Become a follower of our blog.
3.  Leave a comment below letting us know you would like to try Gro-2-Max.
2 Lucky followers will be announced on Friday September 27. 
Have a Blessed Day!


  1. Love your site. We'd love to be considered for the free trial, as we have 25 leghorn chickens I'd like to see if this product improves their egg laying and their general health and condition of their feathers, they are going thru molt right now and production is down. They are about 16 months old. Thanks

    1. Hi Marcie, Your one of the lucky winners of the free trial of gro2Max. You can email me at larry_angie@chickenscratchpoultry.com I'll need your full name and address. Thanks Angie

  2. I would love to try your product, we had a heavy rains lately and some of my chicks is sneezing. I have been treating them with ACV and garlic, this is all I know, would like the trial on your product

  3. I would love to try Gro-2-Max and see if the different is worth buying it. great page on FB read it every day. hope to win pratersplace@hotmail.com

    1. Hi Linda, Your one of the lucky winners of the free trial of Gro2Max. You can email me at larry_angie@chickenscratchpoultry.com let me know your shipping address. Thanks Angie