I was over at my friend's today and he has a 2 yr old bantam Wyandotte rooster thats neck is totally messed up. His head appears to be stuck to his neck. The curvature is over the top, so the bird is looking down at his breast, and it is like his head is velcroed to the neck there.. You can not get him out of this position and he appears to be have some trouble moving. He does not appear to have a temperature. The first thing I thought of was some kind of encephalopathy. Could it be nutritional? Any other ideas? There was a plague of Mereks there, but never any symptoms like these. He has vaccinated all birds now. Could it ba a deficiency in a vitamin? Or by feeding meat rations could it be a BSE? I wont be on the computer long, but I will check back tomorrow to see if anyone has advice for me. Sure would like to figure out what that rooster has. It is soooo strange looking. thanks I know I will be taking shower and changing ALL clothes when I get home as to not infect my flock if it is transmissable.