What Is Chicken Meal?
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1/1/06 at 4:40pm
Originally Posted by hissy
Contrary to the rumors chicken meal is the boiled down parts of the chicken which is the skin and cleaned flesh. There are no feathers, bones, heads, entrails or feets in chicken meal.
Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
The way I view it, chicken is chicken with all it's water and glory, and chicken meal is the same thing, minus the water. So when it's been cooked, chicken will move further down the list because there's hardly any water anymore, so the amount/size of the chicken shrinks. Chicken meal stays the same size because it's not losing anything (water) and therefore if the ingredients say it's #1 on the list, then that means it's #1. If Chicken is said to be #1, after the cooking process, it's going to drop further down the list, like #5 and whatever's #2 is going to be the largest ingredient in the food. Of course, this is for kibbles. I'm not sure it applies to wet food, since I don't think wet food gets cooked.