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We get turkey necks for $.79 per pound here....chicken is $.50-.70 pp. beef heart is $1-1.30 pp

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Where do you live? And where do you get them from?

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I'm in Washington State. I get chicken leg quarters for 74-79 cents a pound from Walmart. Winco had whole turkies for 88 cents a pound last month. It did have a high sodium content, though. I go to a meat shop near me and they allow me to pick through the beef and pork scraps for free, so my beef and pork cost has been 0 lately. Elk and deer are free from people clearing out their freezers.

Where are you located? Have you posted on Facebook or Craigslist or similar places, looking for freezer burned or older meat?

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If you are buying whole turkey, they tend to have more enhancement solutions almost than chicken. You can buy already cut up turkey parts, but check the whole ones first. 

 

Yes, be sure to check the turkeys before you buy them. We don't buy whole turkeys anymore but we went through a lot of them in the beginning. I wish I could remember which brand we were buying. It was one of the few that didn't have a lot of enhancement solution. I'm 97.4% it was from a local farm in our county.

Price depends on the protein. The turkey necks and beef heart we buy are under $1/lb which gives us the freedom to buy more expensive meats like lamb to widen the variety. We try to keep it as low as possible without sacrificing quality of the meat. This means really looking and always keeping an ear open for leads on new sources. We have so many random sources for so many different things. We get bulk turkey necks from one grocery store, beef heart from the NEX, duck eggs from a neighbor down the road, heads from a small butcher in a little "old town" type street, kidneys from the other side of the Sound, etc. Lots of places, sure, but they are nice and inexpensive and, other than the kidneys, are located in places that are on the way to or from other places we frequent which means no extra trips for just meat.



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We live in Idaho. We order from a wholesale meat disteubutor and through a grocer called Fred Meyer

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We are in Canada, I found a company that distributes the bony meet I'm looking for at a pretty decent price (Turkey necks 1.1$/lbs) I give Hunter about 3.3lbs or 1.5kg of Turkey Necks, liver and sardines a day. But he still seems hungry. He's not over weight, and has never been an over eater. I Know if I added another lb he would be satisfied but that would bring him to 4% of his weight and I don't want to over feed him as he's not very active. Should I just give him more?

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How is his body condition looking/feeling? You could try slowly increasing his intake. Are there red meats in his rotation yet? I've noticed with my boys they seem more full on red meats, than they do on poultry.just a thought. :)

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He's looking great and feeling great! I have yet to introduce red meat into the diet, I have order a large quantity of beef necks I'm waiting for.. But maybe I should get some beef hearts or something at the store..
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