Originally Posted by MonkeyJoey
Thanks for the suggestions Tracy, I didn't think of cornish hens.
I am going to try cuttting chicken wings into small pieces too. He did chew on a chicken leg bone but not for long.
I'm concerned about him ingesting sharp pieces when smashing bones, I don't want a punctured intestine or stomach.
If you have a good pair of cutlery scissors, you can cut most pieces of a cornish hen easily. I've only seen sharp shards on chicken leg bones and I don't do any turkey bones at all because they seem very hard and dense. I feed chicken necks and wings, as well as backs, sternums, ribs. But I personally don't do leg or thigh bones on chickens. I feed all parts of cornish hens and all parts of quail and rabbits.
We actually only do a bone-in meal a couple times a week. The rest of the time its meat. Bone is only 10% of the diet so that's really not much at all.
I keep a baggy of chicken wing tips in the freezer in case I need a little bone/cartilage. They are very very soft bones, you can bend them with a finger. They should be easy for your tooth impaired guy.