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Percentage Bone in Rabbit - and here's the stuff I found for Chicken

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Hi raw feeders!

 

I'm relatively new to making balanced raw fed meals and I'm doing the nerdy thing of making sure my calculations are right!  I've scrounged these resources from other raw feeding sites (dog oriented) relating to chicken, but I just bought a rabbit carcass - no head, feet, organs or skin, just the 'body' like a skinless roast chicken.  

 

Can anyone tell me the percentage bone in all the bits of the rabbit???  

 

I was going to do the 10% line as in 'its a whole prey animal', but rapidly re-thought this while cutting it up (glad we have a meat cleaver!  My aim and determination needs a bit of improvement!).  There seems to be quite a bit of bone to meat...I'm thinking if I give him the rabbit over a week (he needs 1.1kg; the rabbit is 750g) then actually I'm going to blow the bone proportion sky high...and we don't want poo problems (writing another post about that).

 

Please post resources on bone;meat ratios in rabbit if you have them.

 

Here are the chicken ones:

 

   

 

Source: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/


RAW - BONE %s in Chicken 

Broiler or Fryer whole, meat and skin and giblets and neck 31% 


back, meat and skin 44% 

breast, meat and skin 20% 

drumstick, meat and skin 33% 

thigh, meat and skin 21% 

leg, meat and skin 27% 

neck, meat and skin 36% 

neck, meat only 75% 

wing, meat and skin 46% 

wing, meat only 68%

post #2 of 3

Whole rabbit is just under 10% bone. Tissue Percentage of some Common Prey of the Cat

 

I don't think I've ever seen a breakdown of either rabbit parts or even just the carcass, but typically, if the guts and all have been pulled out, the ratio of bone to the remaining meat is a bit higher.
 

AC

post #3 of 3
According to the following site: http://whispersrabbitry.webs.com/allaboutmeatrabbits.htm

A rabbit carcass is more than 80% meat and less than 20% bone
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