Can raw fed dogs eat...

Eris

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 15, 2011
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El Paso, Texas
Can raw fed dogs, rottweilers in particular, eat beaks? or feathers? Is it bad to give them whole birds that aren't dressed?

(We normally feed them dressed chicken from the grocery store or hamburger or any beef cut from the store.)
 

watchdogps

Songster
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
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Central Ohio
Yes, they can have any part, as long as it's raw. If you want your dogs to be safe with the birds, you may want to pluck them, just to make them a bit different from the live birds, but thats it.
 

chickenzoo

Emu Hugger
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
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a bumpy dirt road in Florida
I have a lot of expensive birds so I don't risk it with my dogs...... any meat they get looks nothing like a dead bird, LOL.... cut up in little pieces, no feet, beaks, wings etc....
 

Eris

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 15, 2011
112
5
89
El Paso, Texas
Thank you all. Well said, I don't want to confuse my dogs with them thinking they can eat the alive birds.
 

HorseFeatherz NV

Eggink Chickens
10 Years
May 12, 2009
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Sierra Foothills of Reno, NV
My dogs - If you are squeamish, please read my post no further.











My dogs, they know when butchering day is upon us. They know they get the heads from every chicken processed. They walk with me to get the "victim" and walk back to the chopping block. Dogs sit about 10 to 15 feet way while I chop. The heads are like candy to them - they catch them on a toss - beaks, feathers and all.


Yes, my dogs basically live with the birds during the day. All are outside together - mastiff, border collie and anatolian shepherd and birds all running around together. NONE of the dogs would ever dream of catching and killing a chicken! But all will actively hunt rabbits, mice, moles, pack rats, squirrels, rats - etc.


They do eat raw, whole chickens - but I pluck the chicken body - more for my own piece of mind. Once I gave the anatolian a feathered carcass and everytime I passed the window - to see her munching on it - freaked me out (my brain saw feathers and figured A LIVE bird). So for meals the bodies are plucked.
 

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