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Maximilian 02-06-2014 01:14 AM

Raw in Chicago?
 
I would like to find affordable resources for raw meat sources around Chicago. Anyone have any suggestions please?

volcano 02-06-2014 02:02 AM

Mexican markets, and theres a raw food company mypetcarnivore who delivers a variety of raw but for me the chicken at fiesta market is 50 cents lb so thats my go to.

llombardo 02-06-2014 03:18 AM

I have never been able to find any really .

lhczth 02-06-2014 10:28 AM

Friend of mine (board member suka) trains and works at the Chicago Canine Company and gets her raw food through or maybe with them. You might see if they have a co-op that you could join or work with or maybe they have ideas about where you can get food.

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SuperG 02-06-2014 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Maximilian (Post 4974282)
I would like to find affordable resources for raw meat sources around Chicago. Anyone have any suggestions please?


This place delivers in the Chicago area....and rabbit is a good change of pace.

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SuperG

katro 02-06-2014 10:34 AM

I use My Pet Carnivore. They have several Chicago-land drop spots and their selection is awesome.

SuperG 02-06-2014 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Maximilian (Post 4974282)
I would like to find affordable resources for raw meat sources around Chicago. Anyone have any suggestions please?


Here's another source from a group I joined....I'll bet you have more raw sources available near Chicago than I do in Minneapolis.

This place is only a $10 drop off fee...in Chicago area.

https://www.mypetcarnivore.com/index...=99&Itemid=136


I'd find more raw sources for you but I bet you can do the same as I have done in 30 seconds and find all kinds of sources.

SuperG

Maximilian 02-06-2014 11:31 AM

I appreciate the help from those who know something about this area. Despite snide comments to the contrary, I have put much more than 30 seconds into looking for a local source. It isn't an easy thing to find in this area for some reason. The Mexican market idea is a good one, I'll definitely look into that one, thanks!

SuperG 02-06-2014 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximilian (Post 4975562)
I appreciate the help from those who know something about this area. Despite snide comments to the contrary, I have put much more than 30 seconds into looking for a local source. It isn't an easy thing to find in this area for some reason. The Mexican market idea is a good one, I'll definitely look into that one, thanks!


Not meant to be "snide" .....just part of one's due diligence when deciding to feed raw and own a dog.

The problem with "cheap" chicken at many grocery stores is the fact that they plump the chickens....Plumping, also referred to as “enhancing” or “injecting,” is a term that describes the process by which some U.S. poultry companies inject raw chicken meat with saltwater, chicken stock, seaweed extract or some combination thereof. The practice is most commonly used for fresh chicken and is also used in frozen poultry products. Too much salt for the pooch.

There are many raw feeding groups and co-ops you can join which include the Chicago area, as I am sure there are thousands of pet owners who feed raw in your area. My point was, I found 2 sources in 30 seconds and I'll bet you can find dozens more. Try calling the dozens of meat processing and wholesale meat suppliers in your area and simply ask them what they do with the offal. Many times getting more "rural" uncovers great finds on raw. I drive 240 miles round trip once a month or so and score 200 lbs plus of most anything that comes on a cow,chicken etc. I pay .35-.50 a lb including green tripe, "oxtail", gullets, beef heart, etc. Even after gas it is a ton cheaper than any dog food one can buy....including the cheap crap. If you join into some of the raw groups out there, I am sure you will find a camaraderie amongst fellow raw feeders who pool their resources and certain individuals will do the driving at a nominal fee.

Here's a link specifically for the Chicago area of folks who are feeding raw and willing to shares their sources.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BARFingChicago/info


You're welcome,.....now that was "snide"....;)

SuperG

Maximilian 02-06-2014 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperG (Post 4975946)
You're welcome,.....now that was "snide"....;)

SuperG

And true to form, apparently.

By the way, I already knew of the yahoo group. But I was asking for assistance in finding local resources.


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