I want to have a discussion about wry neck/crookneck. What have you done? What's worked, what hasn't? Did you have to put any chicks down? Did they eventually come out of it? I've read the boards, read the links, etc. I'm on my 3rd chick out of 18 with this problem. The first one went away same day on it's own. Second one got progressively worse over 2 weeks until it couldn't eat or drink without our aid and we put it down. (Last week.) We gave him vitamin supplements, to no avail. We have a little roo that has suddenly developed this over the last 3 days. I've been giving him about 1/2 a dropperful of Polyvisol twice a day and E vitamins twice a day. Not getting worse, not getting better. Prednisone: The one we put down last week we took to the vet and asked about getting prednisone. The vet (who is a bird vet) said that she didn't like to give prednisone because it wipes out the immune system and is too strong for them. Hereditary? The vet did say that it could be a hereditary issue. We had 2 hens, 1 roo and ended up with 18 babies--3 that got it so far (we've sold all but the final 6). Possibly, hereditary?