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Chicken Frames

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Tess32   

I just realised my local butcher offers a box of chicken frames for $5.  There are about 40 in there, medium sized.


I have a 28kg collie,   would one a day be okay on the days that she has them?

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I feed frames twice a week - one, two whatever works and depends on the size. My dogs are working fit so very trim. I change their meal quantities nightly so I have no "rule".

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7 hours ago, Tess32 said:

I just realised my local butcher offers a box of chicken frames for $5.  There are about 40 in there, medium sized.


I have a 28kg collie,   would one a day be okay on the days that she has them?

Only if they are lean... Lest you end up with a 35 kg collie.  When I had a source of cheap frames I spent a lot of time filling the trash with gobs of fat. 

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My 22 kg cattle dog had one a day but as sandgrubber said, sometimes they were covered in skin and fat (never used that butcher again!)  It also depends on size - if they are large frame then one should be enough.

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Tess32   

Not much fat on these that I can see, a bit of meat and then maybe one bit of fat on each,  they are pretty good.  

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Don't be surprised by hard dry white turds.  More bone than they can use, but doesn't seem to do any harm. 

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The first time I tried transitioning my dog to a completely raw diet he was getting a few chicken frames a week and he became constipated and refuse to eat any more of them. All dogs are different but I wouldn't personally give mine more than one whole chicken frame a week. It seems to be too much bone for his digestive system. 

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1 hour ago, Snook said:

The first time I tried transitioning my dog to a completely raw diet he was getting a few chicken frames a week and he became constipated and refuse to eat any more of them. All dogs are different but I wouldn't personally give mine more than one whole chicken frame a week. It seems to be too much bone for his digestive system. 

Yup, I can see that happening.  I have labs.  Just because a Labrador can eat it with no bad effects doesn't prove it's digestible :).  I can't remember the last time one of mine got constipated. 

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The breeder I got my second cattle dog from fed her adults a chicken frame a day, so I did the same without any problems.  Nice dry hard white poos were great if you accidentally stepped in one!  However, I did give him other things, eg sardines, 4x2 biscuits etc.

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