I certainly plan on feeding them RMB instead of just bones, assuming they comply of course... that said, I remember seeing posts about % bone in different cuts now! I'm hoping to feed Wings, Backs, and Ribs to get the boys their bones... avoiding necks as I've read they contain considerably lower calcium than the other options.
Of course, I saw the USDA Database many times and even played around in it a little bit, but never put it together that it can & should be used to determine weights of different cuts to get the appropriate amount of meat & bone.
Thanks so much AshleyHoneyBee. I believe I've got a pretty solid plan now, all of the different amount broken down for each of the boys, and as soon as I can head to the mega-butchers I should be all set. (I didn't realize until a couple days ago that I live in the same city as UW Provisions, one of the largest wholesale suppliers of meat etc. to grocery stores, meat-processors, and restaurants in the midwest!)
It's Brody's 1 year birthday in a few days (Feb. 24th)... I'm excited to give him the gift of a pretty comprehensive raw diet, among other goodies of course!
Last edited by Huzzah; 02-21-2011 at 01:07 AM.