This is honestly just a prologue to their switch, but I wanted to get a thread going and perhaps get some feedback!
I can't switch my little guys until after August, unfortunately, as we'll be going away camping. However, I have tried a few times to give them some chicken before I start cooking, just to see.
Just the other day, I mixed in some chicken breast slivers to their kibble, and sprinkled it with Duk Soup. They all loved the Duk Soup on their kibble (a treat!) but ate around the chicken. I tried some Scruff n Stuff, and ... Fizz ate some! ... He gagged a little, but then chewed it happily. All I saw the others doing was chewing it a bit and spitting it out. So, at least they know the taste and feel now. Get used to it guys! =p
I'm planning on soaking their kibble and mixing in some Stella and Chewy's to begin with, so they get used to the texture, and then moving on to soupie. I've got a Persian market right next to my building where I can readily get chicken livers, sheep liver, chicken thighs, etc. Another Persian deli/market a couple of blocks away has hearts available. I'm still in the process of sourcing everything else, although a raw pet store where we actually buy our current kibble is something I've been looking into. They do commercial FDR, though, and it's expensive as heck.
That's really all for now. I'll be planning the switch as we approach August/September. Wish me luck!
Be wary about mixing raw and kibble, it is not something that is advised. These two things digest at different tempos, and because of that it can lead to a bacterial overgrowth in the gut, which would require a vet trip to get antibiotics to correct things again. Ideally, you want to take kibble away a few hours before offering any raw, and replace it again some hours after raw has been given.