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Old 01-22-2013, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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everythings smaller in TX
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The prices aren't bad - considering you are paying for the convenience of having it ground and pre-packaged.

I just found a place north of me that has chicken necks and backs for $.29/lb. For an extra $.30/lb they will grind and bag in a 5 lb bag for me.

I just got chicken necks and backs, ground tripe and some turkey hearts. Very nice prices.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm on my phone so I didn't check the link but I only pay 59 cents a pounds for turkey necks, 49 cents a pound for chicken necks and $1.27 for ground turkey......so you might want to look around. Also the cheapest prices I've seen for beef is from blue ridge beef. They also have ground venison with bone in it. You might want to see if there is a dealer near you.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Haha ok I finally went to the link and see it's brb! Doh! You wont find cheaper red meat prices than that likely unless you find a hunter to give you some venison.

One thing with brb is I think the bone ratio is high so you'll want to give some muscle meat with the mix wroth bone
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Meeting a friend today about a freezer. My problem is not finding a cheap/free freezer, but where to put it? I already have an electrical problem with the circuit in the basement, so I'm hoping it would work in the garage. It would have to be moved in the summer though.
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I pay about 37.50$ per 30lb case of BRB chubs - wholesale bc of my club buying together. I add in some ground veggies per a training buddy's advice. I get chicken and other cheap proteins from the grocer for less per lb than the BRB. When we travel, I pack in a cooler with ice and store it in a fridge at the destination. Personally, I would not mix w/kibble. BRB is easy to store and does not take much space because it is ground and in nice little chubs.
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Prices are all relative to your location. I don't think we can compare what east or west coasters pay. If I can get anything for under a buck a pound, it is a good deal. Though chicken should run much less of course. I get backs for 29cents #, thats the lowest cost of anything my dogs eat.
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When we travel, I pack in a cooler with ice and store it in a fridge at the destination. Personally, I would not mix w/kibble. BRB is easy to store and does not take much space because it is ground and in nice little chubs.
It's rare that I have a fridge or working freezer available when I travel. We go away for at least two weeks every summer and there's no possibility of storing raw food because there is no freezer available and the electricity there is iffy. Our vacations are more rugged. Every hotel room I've been in with my dogs that has actually had a little minifridge has not been working and none have had a place to store frozen goods. We don't have room for coolers in the van, we already travel with 2-3 people and 4-5 dogs at a time all kenneled, plus all the gear we need for up to two weeks. I've used a hitch rack in the past but the hitch on my van is so low that the rack rides about 4 inches off the ground if packed with more than 30lbs and it was scraping so I sold it (luckily I got it for really cheap brand new and sold it for the same amount).

I've supplemented my dogs with raw for a while just not from this source. As long as they aren't getting way too much fat or way too much bone at once it has never seemed to matter.
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You mentioned dehydrated raw is not an option so I suppose that's out. I guess there are people who mix with no issues - I just personally wouldn't. Take a look at the BRB chubs and decide about storing for shorter term. They are fairly small - can be packed away even in very small spaces. Not like traditional raw.
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The original RDP person just moved to TX. She brought in MyPetCarnivore products along with the BRB. I have not used the BRB stuff though once my two cases of tripe run out I'll be getting my tripe from them. Friend uses these products. Her complaint is that they are not complete like the MPC products. No organ meats are included so she has to get them elsewhere. I wish they had a better selection of products.

As far as feeding; I have a couple of friends that feed some type of raw in the mornings (usually chicken leg quarters) and then kibble at night. Their dogs do very well on it. You might look into getting tripe to add to your dogs' diet and then just mix up the different poultry you can get locally for your morning meals. The hard part about the tripe with only 2 dogs is 2# is a lot and it smells way too bad to use it over several days time. With my guys I can feed all 2# in one meal.

Traveling with raw dogs is difficult. I used dehydrated when I took Vala to Germany and then just added in some stuff I could get locally.
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