So this seems like a dumb question, but I'm just starting out feeding my dog raw (as in, started out today) and since I'm a cheapskate, I'm already looking for good deals on meat. A local grocer has chicken drumsticks for 0.99/lb, which is a great deal for me, and I'd like to add those to the diet.
Right now, I have chicken necks to start out with, and leg quarters as a backup/rotation. However, the necks (without skin) are 59% bone, which sounds like a lot compared to the recommended chicken backs, at 44% bone. A drumstick is 33% bone, and a leg quarter is 27% bone. So with all that in mind, how can I vary the chicken pieces he is getting for the first two weeks to (1) make sure he's getting the right ratio of bone to meat and (2) save my money and take advantage of deals? I know that poop is a really good monitor to make sure he's getting the right amount of bone, but before he poops, is there any way I can roughly plan the meals in advance for what type of cut I should give him? Thanks!