Best animal to raise for raw fed dogs?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Eris, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    El Paso, Texas
    I have two raw fed dogs, and I'm wondering what everyone would suggest is the best animal to raise to feed them? I'm leaning towards birds, since I don't have a way to store large amounts of meat. I have no freezer.

    So what bird would you suggest? Just chickens? Turkeys? Or quail? duck? guinea?
  2. Gmsg01

    Gmsg01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    West Monroe,NY
    Invest in a freezer, then you can purchase chicken backs and other cheap cuts to meet their protein needs. The freezer will pay for itself very quickly.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You are probably going to want to vary the diet. Cornish Cross chickens, Pekin ducks, pigs, and the meat breeds of rabbit have good feed conversion and fast growth.

    I think that the rabbits are the easiest to butcher, but they are too lean for the full time diet. Pekins get fat, so if you alternated rabbit and Pekin, that should work.
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I don't know about pigs. I thought I heard pork was bad for dogs. Maybe it is just cooked pork?

    Chickens and gets some lamb maybe. Lamb is in dogfood and what about fish?
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Quote:They can eat pork, just not cooked.
  6. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2007
    out of curiosity, why can't they eat cooked pork? I assume it is bad for them, but why? I had never heard this, our dogs have eaten cooked pork before. As well as the bones from Pork roast. Just curious as to what is bad about it.
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    You could trap a bazillion sparrows and starlings and rock pigeons... for roughage, and to help rid invasive species.
  8. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Quote:I should have clarified. Cooked pork with bones can splinter. Bacon and sausage are salty and filled with nitrates. Other than that, they can eat pork. I feed it to mine, RAW. I do give mine bacon as a treat in small amounts.
  9. Eris

    Eris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    El Paso, Texas
    Quote:We are off grid with minimal energy, we don't have the power to keep a freezer running all day.
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Pork will give some dogs pancreatitis.

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