Chicken Neck Updated on: March 27th, 2019

The chicken neck is connected to and supports the head. The neck is made up of vertebrae and begins the spinal cord. These make for great beginning edible bones to feed to puppies and smaller dogs who are trying raw for the first time.

why we feed

The chicken neck is a great source of collagen, glucosamine, calcium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals. Chicken necks are also covered in skin, which has omega 3s and 6s, which are great for helping with inflammation, such as in joint pain or redness in the skin.

how to feed

Chicken necks can be included as the 10% edible bone requirement in your dog’s raw diet. You can include bone as 10% in their every day meal, or you can feed bone a few times a week, so your dog’s diet balances over time. Another awesome plus about chicken necks is that you can feed multiple of them since they are small, they make a great snack!

Additional info

There is a common misconception that chicken bones are dangerous for dogs. However, chicken bones can be safe for dogs as long as they are properly sized and uncooked. Cooked bones can splinter and cause blockages or pierce the dog’s trachea. As long as your dog does not try to gulp a bone, or the chicken bone is wider than his mouth, it should be okay!