BioComplex Feed Ingredient Improves Bird Health and improves Daily Growth Rates

Our BioComplex is 100% Ascophyllum Nodosum (derived from marine algae) processed in a unique way by Ekogea’s microbiologists. When administered to birds via drinking water BioComplex Feed ingredient gives both increased weight gain and a large reduction in ammonia (NH3) and Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) in the birds droppings (faeces) resulting in healthier and stronger birds.


Chicks Feeding

BioComplex Feed ingredient improves feed conversion rates (FCRs) and daily live weight gain. High performing farms see up to a 4% increase in clearance weights and greater increases have been seen in birds grown in older poultry houses.


Crop Cycle Chicks

Improved growth rates mean less time to reach target weights. Crop cycles have shortened by up to 2 days


chicks house view

BioComplex Feed ingredient reduces the amount of ammonia birds emit on farm and into the environment. General improvement in bird health and lower ammonia emissions result in lower levels of hock burn and pododermatitis.


Ammonia molecule

Lower ammonia emissions help to reduce the impact on climate change and also meet the demands of the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).


gut health

BioComplex Feed ingredient works as a prebiotic in the lower gut of birds. It ‘competitively excludes’ the bad microbes and encourages the proliferation and production of good microbes.



BioComplex helps poultry resist infection from pathogens and toxins. Farms have seen a significant reduction in the use of antibiotic treatments when using it.


Gaseous Ammonia (NH3) precipitates nitric acid which causes external burns (such as hock burn & pododermatitis) and enterically (in the animal intestine) leading to poor bird health. Ammonia gas can also cause problems with bird health and environmental compliance. High ammonia levels limit bird performance and create unpleasant working conditions for farmers and stockpersons.

BioComplex Feed ingredient propagates the conversion of gaseous ammonia (NH3) into a non-volatile ammonium (NH4) significantly reducing ammonia odour, helping achieve environmental compliance, reducing neighbourhood complaints about odour and improving bird health. It also improves the environment of the house and the quality of the litter for anaerobic digestion or fertiliser use.

BioComplex Feed ingredient is clean and safe to use. It is pre-diluted with fresh water and then dosed through a Dosatron® or similar device to give a final 1:10,000 dilution. For example, a 1:200 pre-dilution (in a standard 1,000 litre IBC container) would then be dosed at 2%, or 1:100 pre-dilution dosed at 1%.

BioComplex Feed ingredient changes the chemical structure of ammonia gas (NH3) to ammonium (NH4) which in practice means a reduction in harmful ammonia. It does this by using Polyuronic Acid containing high negative cations and chelated trace elements in the BioComplex to buffer unwanted heavy metals which convert NH3 to NH4 to reduce ammonia gas levels.

Oligosaccharides in the BioComplex Feed ingredient contain simple sugars which feed the bacteria and enhance the growing environment allowing the positive bacteria to ‘crowd out’ (competitively exclude) the negative bacteria.

The alkaline nature of BioComplex lines the gut wall with sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). The oligosaccharides within BioComplex prepare the gut with sugar and carbon to build biological activity. This improves animal health enhancing feed conversion ratio and growth rates.

We believe our alkaline approach to be unique in the market place.

Average bird weights in kg comparing BioComplex Feed ingredient treated and untreated crops over 35 days.

Average increase in treated finished bird weights 4%


FEMAS Accreditation

Ekogea’s BioComplex Feed Ingredient is fully accredited under FEMAS regulations for production quality and excellence.

UFAS Accreditation

Ekogea’s BioComplex Feed Ingredient is fully accredited under UFAS regulations for production quality and excellence.

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EKOGEA’s full product line is certified ORGANIC under the European Economic Community EEC 2381/94, EG 8342007, and EG8992008 which governs organic production, labelling and control of animal and human feedstuffs. All of EKOGEA’s products can be sold and used in the eco-systems of agriculture in all member states of the European Community without special permission.


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Dosatron Mixing Guide



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