Hello - the site has been reccomended a few times so here i am. We'v read and read and are now taking the plunge. We are going to follow the Getting Started method on this site. We have a 4 year old small dog (20#) and a Puppy Doberman (currently 40# but should get to 85#. Currently 15 weeks)
We will be starting with Chicken backs for the first few days then alternating with leg quarters. We've resourced a meat wholesaler through a co-op and get get stuff pretty cheap at this point but proces change.
Question: The chick back is alot of bone. Following the 80-10-10 ideal. Should i have concern feeding just backs? Should i have any concern or need to supliment at this point because of the strict chicken only?
At week 3 (or sooner if we get solid stool for 7 days) we are going to add Turkey Necks.
Question: Any reccomentation on a Turkey cut thats has a little more meat (I also read that Turkey wings spliter and to avoid)? I have the same question on Pork. Can get pork necks pretty cheap but they are less meaty. Im just a little worried about the high bone count and the majority of meat comming from a chicken quarter. It doesnt seem balanced. Everything read says the majority should be muscle tissue.
For the Puppy - Should i leave a little more fat on the necks for the growing boy or trim it up nice?
Any advice would be very appreciated? Honestly im a liitle nervous to start this for frear of the bones.
Thanks so much