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    As of this morning the place where I've been ordering Ferg meat has venison available. They have "ground with bone", rib bones (doesn't say or show how much meat is left on them, but I assume they would not strip everything off?), or neck bones cut into 1-1.5" strips. I've never fed deer before, so I'm not sure which would be the preferred cuts to buy out of those. The neck and ribs are quite a bit cheaper than the ground.
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    I'm getting some ground (the BRB stuff) as well as neck roasts and ribs. Does Ferg like venison? I've heard to start slow with it as it is rich. I'd think the necks and ground would be better. The ribs I'm getting are supposed to be fairly meaty, but there's only so much meat on a ribcage.
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    • #3
      He's never had it, but he can get down on some elk meat. The ground is like $2.40/lb. The necks and ribs are each $0.80/lb. I'm inclined to go the cheaper route lol. Most of his boneless stuff is either beef or pork.

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        Oh, that's a big difference. Yeah, I'd stick with the cheap stuff.
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        • #5
          Whooo that is a difference!! I would surely try the cheaper stuff first.
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          • #6
            Ribs will have very little meat, most likely, but my dogs love them and eat them completely up. Very high in bone, probably 90-95%. The necks are also trimmed of meat and will be mostly bone. Mouse eats them completely also, but they are harder than the ribs and can be sharp if sliced up. These will be very bony cuts. The ground with bone, if it's say 75% meat, will be a better protein/meat value for your buck. Depends on if you are looking to add some variety bone, or variety meaty meat to the diet.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mnmouse View Post
              Ribs will have very little meat, most likely, but my dogs love them and eat them completely up. Very high in bone, probably 90-95%. The necks are also trimmed of meat and will be mostly bone. Mouse eats them completely also, but they are harder than the ribs and can be sharp if sliced up. These will be very bony cuts. The ground with bone, if it's say 75% meat, will be a better protein/meat value for your buck. Depends on if you are looking to add some variety bone, or variety meaty meat to the diet.
              Thanks! That helps out a lot. I wish they had something without bone, or even not ground.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SuzanneRM82 View Post
                Thanks! That helps out a lot. I wish they had something without bone, or even not ground.

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                RIGHT!?! We are getting turkey chunks for this need and grab boneles chicken breasts when they are on sale for a 1.19
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dukers View Post
                  RIGHT!?! We are getting turkey chunks for this need and grab boneles chicken breasts when they are on sale for a 1.19
                  I'm getting a lot of gizzards and hearts for the boneless stuff. Are you getting the turkey chunks from raw paws? I might order some but I need to see how much freezer space I'll have. And where the he!! Are you getting $1.19 boneless chicken breasts?
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                  • #10
                    Whoa! No kidding. I just re-read that. I think I'm getting a steal on boneless chicken breasts for $1.97/lb!!! Usually for boneless stuff I do the ground beef blend from Texas tripe- it's muscle, heart, liver, kidney, and tripe all together, or I do pork roasts that are on sale at the grocery store. Now that it's turkey sale season, he'll be getting turkey breast for boneless too. I got my first sale turkey yesterday. A 22 lb beast for $16. I'm about to go carve it up and serve it for dinner!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by oshagcj914 View Post
                      I'm getting a lot of gizzards and hearts for the boneless stuff. Are you getting the turkey chunks from raw paws? I might order some but I need to see how much freezer space I'll have. And where the he!! Are you getting $1.19 boneless chicken breasts?
                      Grocery store Krogers - chicken

                      Turkey chunks yes raw paws. Can't beat the price!!!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dukers View Post
                        Grocery store Krogers - chicken

                        Turkey chunks yes raw paws. Can't beat the price!!!
                        Geez, our Kroger prices are $1.98 on sale! I've found whole turkeys on sale for $1.08 so far, hoping to find some cheaper ones soon.
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                        • #13
                          Dang. Sam's is our best at $1.97 for boneless chicken breast. The turkey I fed tonight was $0.77/lb. I fed a wing and a bunch of boneless chunks. He sniffed it, licked it once, then gave me the "EFF you and your poultry, Mom" look and went back to bed lol. 22 lbs is gonna last a long time at this rate!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SuzanneRM82 View Post
                            Dang. Sam's is our best at $1.97 for boneless chicken breast. The turkey I fed tonight was $0.77/lb. I fed a wing and a bunch of boneless chunks. He sniffed it, licked it once, then gave me the "EFF you and your poultry, Mom" look and went back to bed lol. 22 lbs is gonna last a long time at this rate!

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                            Oh Ferg. Makes me grateful for Finn, who will eat anything you put in front of him. Asaah is my picky girl so far. Some days she eats everything, some days (like this morning) she eats some beef and leaves the chicken. I'm hoping that will change once she's been here a while longer. I'm not used to dogs that don't scarf down everything, never had one. That's usually the cat's job, although now she scarfs all her raw and then pukes raw beef and quail on my carpet
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                            • #15
                              He rejected the turkey again at breakfast lol. This time last year he was eating turkey like it was going out of style. Same for chicken. Now he could happily do without poultry at all, but tough stuff, puppy. All beef isn't an option and even if it was, I couldn't afford that lol.
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