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      Chicken necks

      Diggity is five months old and I just bought a bunch of chicken necks for him. He’s never had raw before. Should I give the necks to him frozen or should I thaw them out first?


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      Too much frozen at once upset Oban's tummy. I know some raw feeders feed all frozen at once though. I think I'd thaw them, if they're as small as the ones I get, so he gets more fun out of them, hopefully he'll chew then, like once or twice.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
      Too much frozen at once upset Oban's tummy. I know some raw feeders feed all frozen at once though. I think I'd thaw them, if they're as small as the ones I get, so he gets more fun out of them, hopefully he'll chew then, like once or twice.
      I have a hard time finding them locally so I ordered a bunch frozen to be delivered later today. I’m just planning to give them one at a time and I couldn’t remember if I should give them to him when they’re still frozen or thaw them out a little bit first, so thanks for your advice! It’s been so long since I gave them to my previous dog that I can’t remember what you’re supposed to do! I can’t wait to see how he eats them too! My vet says he’s already a power chewer.


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      I've never fed chicken necks, but have done turkey necks. I fed then frozen or thawed, it didn't seem to matter to the dogs. The dogs LOVED them, but it gave them soft, runny poo's so I stopped feeding them as they were too rich. I did try give the one that was cut in half to see it it would change the poo issue, but it didn't seem to matter.

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      Some people start frozen or semi frozen as it can help a dog know to chew not gulp.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      Some people start frozen or semi frozen as it can help a dog know to chew not gulp.
      Thanks! I have to thaw them a little anyway, because they come prepackaged in small quantities (probably about 6 - 8 per package.) I'll try his first one mostly frozen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      I've never fed chicken necks, but have done turkey necks. I fed then frozen or thawed, it didn't seem to matter to the dogs. The dogs LOVED them, but it gave them soft, runny poo's so I stopped feeding them as they were too rich. I did try give the one that was cut in half to see it it would change the poo issue, but it didn't seem to matter.
      I hope that isn't the case with Diggity! I want to give him raw bones, but am worried about him breaking teeth. He has already broken two of his baby canines, which I know are softer, but his vet said not to feed him bones because he is such a power chewer. The jury is still out on that one though as I kept my previous dog's teeth pretty clean with a weekly raw knuckle bone.

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