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I have a small stainless steel grinder and was thinking of grinding up the wings neck and breast cavities of the chicken I bought. Ive heard stories of dogs choking and dont want that to happen here. Just looking for opinions. Im already weaning her on to raw with wings and necks.
 

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You don't need to. She's already four months old, and can handle them just fine. Except for the wings, which I was always reluctant to feed. Some here feed those with no problems, too.
Oh, and by the way, there's absolutely no need to wean. Trying to wean was a disaster here. Let me see if I can find the old post.

Ah, here we go:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/b-r-f-raw-feeding/178743-video-my-8-week-old-funny-raw-story.html
She seemed to have an easier time with wings than the necks. My concerns are more with the breat cavity. Theres more bones than meat on them and some are small and sharp. Maybe im just paranoid.

Ok I will put her on complete raw today. Should I just stick with chicken for now then try beef later down the road?
 

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If you're not comfortable with anything, just feed what you are comfortable with until you're sure she can handle it.
Some people have taken a meat mallet and pounded the necks.
What I learned was to start with one protein for a couple of weeks, so if she does well on chicken, keep her on that until you're ready to add the next goodie.
 

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ok I will try pounding the necks and prob grind the wings. I will stick to the chicken for another 2 weeks and add the beef. I bought 200 lbs of meat so I should be good for awhile lol
 

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That lasts three months around here.
Are you still enlisted?
 

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no unfortunately I'm a civilian again. I would do anything to be back in the Corps.
 

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Thank you for your service.
Wow, that is a long way from home to go for a job that isn't military.
 

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Thank you for your support and appreciation.

Yeah its a traveling job but I needed something to pay the bills. I went back to school to finish my degree in criminal justice then I'm going to try to get on with the Tampa PD or Hillsborough Sheriff.
 

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USMC,

4 GSD's on raw now... Two adults, one 6 month old and one 11 week. In a Thread below I show a chicken neck masher that works really well. My pup does not do a good enough job of crunching the chicken necks, just a few crunches and a swallow of most of it so I crunch pulverize it for her..

On wings, never heard of a problem, however, again She cannot (11 weeks) manage the crunch up of the main drumstick and all of the second double bone section. Chicken wings are cheap here, like $1 a pound (in kg about 2.50) so here is a TIP for you. I use shears and take off the wing tip, but about 3/4 of an inch above the joint so She crunches up some of the larger bone and the rest goes to the Adults GSDs. I started with just the wing tip cut at the joint at 8 weeks. Now at 11 weeks some of the twin bone section. Next week or so She will manage all of the chicken wing and probably crunch up the neck satisfactorily for me...

I still think a better food is MM like Ox heart (cow heart) and beef or lamb on the bone... However, I am probably just spoiled and privledged to have my own small herd of Organic beef breeding. In all my research you want about 10% bone, 80% MM, and 10% organ meat like liver and kidney, lamb and beef are best in my book.. See your local Butcher if they still have them in the U.S. as that is cheap and easy. Mine cuts it up and puts it on trays covered with clear, liver, heart, kidney, for about $4 a kg so something like $1.50 a pound.. Right now I have a horse feed bucket full of heart, liver, kidney in a freezer of a 15 month old steer aging in quarters in a walk in cold room at about 34 degrees. It will all be cut up next week, best bits for me, the rest in about 1 kg packest of meat on the bone, muscle meat, and a bit of organ meat, and all frozen in large chest freezer in packets ....

Make friends with a local Butcher, or Dairy, or Cattleman, there is nothing to do with the old breeder cows, but send them to the dog food company for near nothing in money.... Hint, Hint.... :D

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