Re: Nature's Variety raw diet
I get all my stuff from grocery stores. Usually there is a section that has all the "weird" stuff in it like liver, heart, kidney, fatty meat, etc. I know many people have luck getting things from the free section of Craigslist, or Asian markets, although I don't have experience with either. I think the CGH I have now were Perdue whole hens I got on sale. I just quartered them up, froze, and thawed them. I buy in bulk and freeze pretty much everything, and then thaw as needed.
I always feed bones with meat on them... think of like a rack of cornish game hen ribs, or small (maybe nickel in circumference) chicken necks. Lately my ET can go through CGH wings, but if I give him a thigh bone he will leave it. Be sure to supervise for the first few times you feed bones, but cats usually know what they are eating and handle it well and appropriately. Remember, raw bones are much less brittle than cooked bones.