oh my gosh, I finally finished this thread.
I'm very new, about 3 weeks in, but I've done quite a bit of research and feel like I have a handle on things. I do think I am feeding too much.. the other day my girl was acting hungry so I gave her more.. she ended up eating around 3/4 a whole chicken (plus liver). She doesn't look like she's put on weight (think I've been feeding her close to 2.5-3lbs a day
). We've not been very active lately, as there had been a huge snow storm and unrelenting rain for 2 weeks, she must have a fast metabolism. FTR she's about 65lbs and 1.5 years old.
Anyway, it's been really great learning all sorts of things and getting to know what animals/parts to feed. I haven't found any great sources of animal products yet, other than my brother-in-law (big hunter, he just gave me 4 big grocery bags full of venison/elk/fish that he didn't want), but I'm looking. Going to pick up an order of beef heart/oxtails/can't remember what else from a butch, that does their own slaughter, on Friday. i've also got the address of an Asian market (thanks to the guy who did my nails and the high hmung population here) to search for chicken feet or whatever else.