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EVERYONE feeds chicken quarters. However, the wholesaler I get my meat from discouraged me from using them as they are "weight bearing bones." Why are chicken quarters OK, and every other weight bearing bone not OK? You all use them? I don't have to worry, right?

This is my dumb question of the day allotment. :smile:
 

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Weight bearing bones to watch out for are from animals that weight 500 or more pounds.

My rule is that I don't feed bones that are round and hollow on the inside, because they are leg bones and designed to carry all the weight of that animal, whether it be a cow or an elk.

I also would stay away from weird shaped bones like T-bones...
 

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Weight bearing bones of a small (in comparison to other animals) bird are absolutely harmless.
It's weight bearing bones of large animals like cow and elk that you have to worry about.

In fact, chicken quarters are the bones I feel MOST comfortable with my dogs eating because they seem to chew them much easier than any others.

No need to worry. Quarters are great for dogs. They're actually my favorite cut of chicken to use, and make up about 50% of my dogs entire diet. They get one every morning, 7 days a week, and have no problems
 

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Food for thought... our Dane puppy crunches on her quarter 3, maybe 4 times and then swallows it whole :wink:
Slightly off topic: annie threw up a quarter yesterday, then ate it whole again. First time she's done that, grossed me out so bad. *shudder*
 
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