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Old 02-17-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Question How can i make chicken 'jerky' ?

So my dog really loves these treats i get from the pet store which are basically just strips of dried chicken. No flavoring or anything, just dried strips of chicken. As far as i can tell, the chicken is not cooked - doesn't look like cooked chicken anyhow. It's just dried.

Could i just pick up some chicken from the supermarket, cut it into pieces and pop it into the oven on the lowest setting? I'm assuming if it's thoroughly dried, and then kept in a sealed and dry container, it wont go bad?

Anyhow, appreciate any feedback. Maybe i should have just posted this on a outdoor survival forum

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Old 02-17-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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I haven't made them but I think I might give it a try as well. Chessie loves chicken:

How to Make Chicken Jerky for Dogs | eHow.com
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thanks, that's pretty much what i thought it would be. Sounds pretty easy to do and should be a lot cheaper then what I pay from the pet store. I'm going to give this a try this week.

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If you find that it's easy enough to make and want to do it regularly, you might want to look into getting a dehydrator..they're much more economical to run than using the oven.

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I get them from COSTCO- they are only 15 bucks for a 64 oz bag- its huge and lasts over a month!!!

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I get them from COSTCO- they are only 15 bucks for a 64 oz bag- its huge and lasts over a month!!!
are they the trips? or little tidbits? I have a german shep so the little bits wont cut it But i think i am still going to give a try at making my own since i figure it's safer that way - less worry about china putting something funky in the food. And i'll see how much it costs - wont know that until after i am done since it'll weigh a heck of a lot less after i dry it.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just read horror stories on amazon about the waggin train chicken jerky!! Now I am super scared to give them to my dog! WTF! I think I may have to get a food dehydrator and do this myself!!

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I've been very lazy and haven't gotten around to trying this myself yet, although this reminds me i should. I could have sworn i read somewhere that you dont need to buy a dehydrator that you can do it in your over with it set to it's lowest temp.

I wonder if you could do it in the freezer - put some chicken bits in the freezer and leave it unwrapped, although i'm guessing that method would take longer

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I just bought one right now on amazon for 60$ had the best reviews! oven takes long and prob is more expensive to use bc of the price of gas! Good luck all

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