How much bone IS in a chicken?

    How much bone IS in a chicken?

    You've probably heard about the 80/10/10 proportion when it comes to preparing  raw food for our pets (80% meat, 10% bone, 10% offal), but how do we know how much bone percentage is in a particular cut of the meat?

    Wonder no more!  Here's our At-A-Glance guide to the approximate bone amounts in different meats. Super useful if you are looking to increase  or decrease  the amount of bone in your pet's dinner!

    Chicken

    • Whole chicken (not including the head and feet): 25%
    • Leg quarter: 30%
    • Split breast: 20%
    • Thigh: 15%
    • Drumstick: 30%
    • Wing: 45%
    • Neck: 36%
    • Back: 45%
    • Feet: 60%
    • Head: 75%

    Turkey

    • Whole turkey: 21%
    • Thigh: 21%
    • Drumstick: 20%
    • Wing: 37%
    • Neck: 42%
    • Back: 41%

    Duck

    • Whole: 28%
    • Neck: 50%
    • Feet: 60%

    Pork

    • Feet: 30%
    • Tails: 30%
    • Ribs: 30%

    Beef

    • Ribs: 52%
    • Oxtails: 45% to 65% (the percentage goes up as the tail gets thinner and less meaty)

    Rabbit

    • Whole rabbit (fur and all): 10%
    • Whole (dressed): 28%

    Lamb

    • Rib: 27%
    • Shoulder blade: 24%
    • Whole shoulder (arm and blade): 21%

    Game birds

    • Quail: 10%
    • Pigeon: 23%
    • Pheasant: 14%