Since she is only 2, I am guessing she is deficient in some mineral (calcium and or phosphorus), so I got some Hoffman's for her. I gave her some tonight top-dressed on her complete feed and she didn't want it. She just picked and snorted and eventually went back to rooting through the dirt. I expected her to wolf it down thinking her dirt-eating habit was due to a mineral deficiency.
Am I expecting too much when I thought she would wolf down the minerals? Would she eat dirt because she is teething? Should I keep trying with topdressing the Hoffman's just in smaller quantities? Any other thoughts on why she is digging through the snow to eat dirt?