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I've never given Tracker a whole raw chicken head before. I just got a few, but I would like to get feedback from the forum whether they're safe to eat for Greyhounds; it seems Greys are big enough to try to wolf one head down whole, which, with the beak still attached, might not be so great. Any thoughts?

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I have never had the opportunity to feed chicken heads, but I do feed feet. If you consider the "whole prey" method of feeding raw, than the dog would eat the head no problem. I would feed them if I had a source. Prehaps partial freeze a couple together, that way he would have to "chew" a little more slowly. I would also feed the head/heads supplemented with a meaty meal as well. Good luck, I don't see a problem with feeding them, as always supervise.

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I've fed them without issue.

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Well I must say I've been on GT for years and don't recall anyone ever asking this! You win!

 

IMHO why not? My Diana has eaten entire birds that she caught, and entire baby bunnies (SORRY - I know it's disturbing, but it happened). I would think a chicken head would be about the same.

 

Now I have to ask - how and/or why did you come across some chicken heads?

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Well I must say I've been on GT for years and don't recall anyone ever asking this! You win!

 

IMHO why not? My Diana has eaten entire birds that she caught, and entire baby bunnies (SORRY - I know it's disturbing, but it happened). I would think a chicken head would be about the same.

 

Now I have to ask - how and/or why did you come across some chicken heads?

 

I thought maybe a head might be just a tad too big for a Grey throat to swallow comfortably, but that a dog might try anyway and what with the beak sticking out, it might become lodged in the throat. I can't say that watching Tracker eat the head (to make sure he was doing ok) was the most pleasurable experience in my life, but at any rate, is was fun watching him sniff his first chicken head, scratch his head, and go "whaaaat?". He just let it lie on his pad there for a bit (i'm not making this up), and pondered the possibilities. Then he went to work. At first he juggled it around in his mouth, clearly contemplating just swallowing it. He fortunately changed his mind and then chewed off the beak. Then... I'll spare you the details, it was gross, but there were no problems.

 

A nearby farm raises organic meat birds and pigs. A few days ago, it was slaughter day again, and I stocked up on heads, livers, feet and whole birds. The heads make great stock, I was told, as do the feet.

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  • 5 weeks later...

My guys love chicken heads! They aren't gulpers, they chew mostly everything very well.

 

I like to buy chicken heads in bulk when we get the opportunity.

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