Hi!
Sorry about the crossposting, but I wasn't sure which group would be most appropriate for my question.
My question concerns bones, I know that if you cook bones they become hard and may splinter. I have always been told that especially chicken and other bones from birds are the most dangerous cooked bones.

If I would want to feed my dogs baked/dried chicken or turkey necks, what would be an appropriate temperature to bake/dry them in? And how about beef bones? Heating them a bit to get the meat to dry and some of the marrow drained out would mean less mess and more bones for my dogs =)

So how much would you have to heat a bone to change it's structure so it becomes hard and brittle? I'm mainly interested in bird and beef, but information on any other bones, (pork, lamb etc) would be very much appreciated too.
Rosa
ps.
I know the safest thing would be to feed them raw - but I don't want to have raw bones on my rugs.
If you really want to "cook" them, try boiling. This method is a little better for keeping the bones pliable.
I do NOT want to give my dogs cooked chickenbones. I beleive that is a recipe for disaster. I have given them some cooked beef bones, but because of the risk involved with those too, I feel I have to sit next to them and look out for splinters. It gets boring after a while. =)
I know the safest thing would be to feed them raw - but I don't want to have raw bones on my rugs.

My dogs have a designated spot on which they'll eat all their food. I use a beach towel large enough for two people. When it gets dirty, I toss it in the wash.
Suja
I know the safest thing would be to feed them raw - but I don't want tohave raw bones on my rugs.

My dogs have a designated spot on which they'll eat all their food. I use a beach towel large enough for two people. When it gets dirty, I toss it in the wash. Suja

Unfortunately there isn't enough space for both dogs to chew in the kitchen at once =( So I've accepted their choice of chewingplace... It seems like the woolrug is the perfect surface, it provides good traction and is also perfect for wiping their face on afterwards, thank god it is a pretty dark rug =)
Rosa
Then boiling is better than baking.
Unfortunately there isn't enough space for both dogs to chew in the kitchen at once =( So I've accepted their ... traction and is also perfect for wiping their face on afterwards, thank god it is a pretty dark rug =)

Mine eat in the family room, not in the kitchen. I suppose I would have enough room there for them, but I want them to be on carpet, where they have traction while they go through their commands. That's why I ended up using the beach towel. I don't want to clean the carpet any more than is necessary.
Suja
Boiling means heating to 100 degrees celsius. This changes the structure of the bone and makes it harder and more prone to splintering. What I am looking for is information regarding what temperature would be low enough NOT to make the bones brittle.