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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cornish hens

I just got some lovely whole organic cornish hens - I haven't found them before! My cats are experienced with eating small mice, chicken necks, wings, organs etc. but I just wanted to check with those of you who have fed these before - how do you feed them? Chop them up a bit and let them have it? Are there any bones you remove or don't feed?

Thanks for the tips! I'm looking forward to offering these.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 08:13 AM
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I don't see any reason why you'd need to treat Cornish hens any different than other fowl. My cat gets chicken necks/wings every now and then, and sometimes we get our hands on some quail (a bit smaller than Cornish hens, I think?), and he loves that too -- we usually just chop them down into meal-sized portions. I usually just hack them up at the joints.

I've never fed Cornish hens, so I can't speak from experience. However, I hunt grouse (kind of like wild chicken, but a little smaller), and recently tried giving my cat grouse raw-meaty-bones, and he loved them too.

I'd say just cut them down to something that resembles the bone meals you usually feed your cat. Heck, with quails, sometimes we just cut them in half, or even leave them whole, and just let the cat chomp as much as he wants!
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Back when I fed raw I would cut up the cornish hens into manageable pieces.

Quai (They still get those once a week) I just dump a whole cleaned quail on a plate and hand it over.

Quail are about half the size of a cornish hen (which is just a young chicken).
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