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chicken feet for dogs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Smithyard Farm, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me what they do to the feet after processing to feed to the dogs? do you just dry them? I have a bunch n my freezer that I don't know what to do with

    thanks!
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i have never heard about drying feet for dogs it seems like a chicken bone is a chicken bone and not good for dogs. my grandmother used to boil them and eat the skin that peels off. when my mother got married my grandmother cooked some and put one foot on each plate and told them to go scratch for themself
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I give my dogs the feet right off the bird when we butcher, I don't do anything except cut them off the carcass.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Supposedly, if you peel the skin off of them, they make really good chicken stock. Haven't tried it yet though.
     
  5. rehric00

    rehric00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also wondering about this. I have been told that they can sell for up to $4 a pair at auctions. How much bone is in the feet? I might be leery about feeding to the dogs ..... and no, I will not make stock with them. But, if I can sell them- by all means, I will!
     
  6. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if peeled when butchered they make very good stock...now my grandma fried them in some batter and we ate them when I was little. and I remember they where very good. but never have done it after she died...jeff
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    my grandma peeled them then boiled them . yuck
     
  8. donrae

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    I think this would totally depend on your area, and the ethnicities present. Some things are more valued by different cultures, thus have a higher price. I live in white-bread Southern Oregon, so thing that sell well for places with large Asian, Hispanic, etc cultures won't sell as well here. I hear of folks selling silkies for meat, as some cultures like the black skin. Here, can't hardly give them away.
     
  9. sandman221

    sandman221 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cut them off and feed just like they are. Chicken bones are fine for dogs to eat as long as there not cooked. When cooked they splinter which is where the danger comes in
     
  10. clankeyes

    clankeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my SIL is a chef and she uses them to make a thick stock. says it makes the soup taste better.
     

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