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%