Can wry neck actually kill a chicken? A couple days ago, my checkered looking hen, checkers, had her head turned unusually, and it hung a bit low, so I suspected wry neck. So today, I came out to check them and give them some bread because we are out of chicken feed. So I found her on the roosting stick, I thought she was going to bed early. But I took a closer look at her, and one wing was hanging open, her head was hanging down all the way, and her head was twisted, and no longer with us. Can wry neck.possibly kill a chicken? Or is their something similar to wry neck that could?