This morning when I went outside to leave for work and said good morning to my silkies who live on the porch, my favorite boy (6 mos old Jazz) was chirping at me...I looked in and he flipped over...then tucked his head between his legs-biting as if grooming on his stomach feathers and flipped again. I got my husband who tried to say he was just tired, then when I showed him and explained that it matches the symptoms of wry neck he talked me into leaving for work and he'd take care of him best he could. He got our boy some prednisone and started him on it --at one point today he stood upright (mostly) and ate/drank on his own. Once I got home and evening came on, his symptoms seemed to worsen, but I held him until a few minutes ago to keep his neck from being stuck under his body. He's in there sleeping on his neck now, it doesn't seem safe, but I don't know how to get him to stop tucking it.. What I can't find in all the old posts on crook neck/wry neck in silkies, what do these chickens die from? Is it suffocation, starvation, or something else? I'm guessing that one of the times our EEs pecked him, it damaged his brain. Two weeks ago, he tried to mount one and they beat him up, no blood, but one was on his back and pecked his head and he fell over briefly. Since then his neck has not stood up straight, but I didn't see the connection (now I'm kicking myself)... This has come on kind of slow, is that normal? Is there hope that he'll recover if it is at this point? I can get him to eat and drink, his poop is normal, and he doesn't act like he's in pain. He trills at me when I'm holding him and at his coop mates when they talk to him. I have to get more vitamins, right now we only have polyvisol and prednisone to give him. I need the E and Selenium. Is there anything I can do for him to make him more safe from himself? Any other suggestions? Also, I'd like to hear from some success story people. I'm feeling pretty upset. We just lost our Orpington Roo to a Fox and now my silkie roo is sick=( Thanks.