It can be dangerous and stressful to bathe a sick chicken, so I would not. You may want to consider getting a necropsy on him by the state vet if you cull him or he dies, since wry neck can be a symptom of Mareks disease and some other conditions. Sorry that he is not doing better. Here is a link for the state vets: http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
Thank you for the information! I just sent an email to my state veterinarian asking her to let me know what the process is to get a necropsy performed & what it will cost.
Thanks Blooie. Unfortunately, he looks & sounds worse today. His breathing is labored and he is laying on his side again. The last couple of days he was in a position that was more on his feet but with his neck all twisted around and low to the ground.
I am wondering if in trying to give him the vitamins/feed him with the eye dropper if he didn't end up with some of it going into his lungs & that is what is causing the breathing problems. Poor guy, I feel so sorry for him. He is the last of our original chickens. My daughters dad bought her 4 chicks at Easter 4 years ago ( they were dyed Easter colors). This one was all green and was the biggest of them all, which is why she named him Texas! Out of the 4 original chicks, 3 of them turned out to be roosters!! 1 was so mean to people that we had to get rid of him. I tried working with him, picking him up, carrying him around, etc... but none of it worked. He spurred me 5 or 6 times and it got to where he would wait for me to turn my back, look away for a minute, lean over to pick something up & then he would attack. A 2nd rooster of that group was extremely mean to all the other chickens, beyond normal dominant rooster behavior. We got rid of him also. That left Texas and a black australorp hen ( she died unexplainably at about 6 months, the best I could tell was that she had a lot of internal bleeding, but from what, I have no idea).
Texas was my favorite, he liked to perch on my shoulder and would fly up from the ground when I was walking around so he could be up there. Once he got his own harem, he stopped doing that and eventually tried spurring me instead. He, however, was able to learn that I wasn't putting up with that nonsense and quit.