Can raw fed dogs eat...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Eris, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chirping

    Aug 15, 2011
    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.)
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My MinPins never had any problems with them whole.
  3. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    so long as you dont cook the bones they can eat them raw bones,beaks,feathers,feet ect
  4. watchdogps

    watchdogps Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    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.
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    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....
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
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  7. Eris

    Eris Chirping

    Aug 15, 2011
    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.
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    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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