So today I wanted to touch on the topic of mineral deficiency in chickens. This is something I have struggled with in my own flock twice now. The first time my white Silkie Snow was wobbling his head side to side in a strange fashion. I discovered he had Whey Neck which is basically caused by a mineral deficiency. So I added minerals for about a week in the water and he seems to have come around! But now another one of my Silkies started acting strange. She appeared to be just sitting still until I got close and noticed she was only moving backwards!! It was honestly the weirdest thing! I have had her separated and on a regiment of vitamins and minerals for the past few days. She has started to perk up and taken a few steps in the right direction!! 😀 I don’t know if it’s just the breed or what, but in my opinion Silkies are high maintenance!! lol
Chicken people! What are your opinions on this topic? I would love to hear them!